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1. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology: Volume > 15 > Issue: 1
Anne Lefebvre The Individuation of Nature in Gilbert Simondon's Philosophy and the Problematic Nature of the Technological Object
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Baohua Xia Reconstructing the Disciplinary Consensus of the Philosophy of Technology: Henry Dircks and The Philosophy of Invention
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The author of The Philosophy of Invention, Henry Dircks (1806–1873), was an English civil engineer, inventor and historian of technology. The Philosophy of Invention is a forgotten classic of the philosophy of technology, and its author a forgotten pioneer. This new discovery will correct the disciplinary consensus in the philosophy of technology.
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Lee-Anne Broadhead, Sean Howard ‘Two Cultures,’ One Frontier: The Drexler-Smalley Debate on the Limits and Potential of Nanotechnology
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This paper approaches the ‘Drexler-Smalley’ debate on nanotechnology from a neglected angle – the common denominator of ‘the frontier’ as a metaphor for scientific exploration. For Bensaude-Vincent, the debate exemplifies the clash of ‘two cultures’ – the ‘artificialist’ and biomimetic’ schools. For us, the portrayal of nanosphere as ‘new frontier’ stymies the prospect of genuine inter-cultural debate on the direction of molecular engineering. Drawing on Brandon, the‘dominium’ impulse of European imperialism is contrasted to the ‘communitas’ tradition of Native America. Proposing a single label – hybridist – for both schools, we juxtapose to this approach the holistic disposition of indigenous North American science.
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Michael Brownstein The Background, the Body and the Internet: Locating Practical Understanding in Digital Culture
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In recent years, Hubert Dreyfus has put forward a critique of the social and cultural effects of the Internet on modern societies based on the value of what he calls “the background” of largely tacit and unarticulated social norms. While Dreyfus is right to turn to the “background” in order to understand the effects of the Internet on society and culture, his unequivocally negative conclusions are unwarranted. I argue that a modified account of the background – one more attuned to what the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu calls “social fields” – can lead to sounder and more illuminating conclusions.
5. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology: Volume > 15 > Issue: 1
Mieke Boon In Defense of Engineering Sciences: On the Epistemological Relations Between Science and Technology
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This article presents an overview of discussions in the philosophy of technology on epistemological relations between science and technology, illustrating that often several mutually entangled issues are at stake. The focus is on conceptual and ideological issues concerning the relationship between scientific and technological knowledge. It argues that a widely accepted hierarchy between science and technology, which echoes classic conceptions of epistêmê and technê, engendered the need of emancipating technology from science, thus shifting focus to epistemic aspects of engineering design and design methodology at the cost of in-depth philosophical analysis of the role of scientific research in the engineering sciences. Consequently, the majority of current literature on this topic in the philosophy of technology presents technology as almost completely divided from and independent of science, thereby losing sight of the epistemic relations between contemporary scientific practices and technology.
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Edward H. Spence The Cambridge Handbook of Information & Computer Ethics
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Sean Anthony Hays What is Nanotechnology and Why Does it Matter?
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Monique Dufour Postphenomenology and Technoscience
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