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Modern technology is more than a neutral tool: it is the framework of our civilization and shapes our way of life. Social critics claim that we must choose between this way of life and human values. Critical Theory of Technology challenges that pessimistic cliche. This pathbreaking book argues that the roots of the degradation of labor, education, and the environment lie not in technology per se but in the cultural values embodied in its design. Rejecting such popular solutions as economic simplicity or spiritual renewal, Feenberg presents a compelling argument for broader democratic participation in technological choices. This book will be of special interest to scholars and students of philosophy, sociology, contemporary Marxism, and Critical Theory.

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Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that

preside over technological development. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.

Synopsis:

Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction : the varieties of theory
  2. Technology and transition
  3. Thebias of technology
  4. Postindustrial discourses
  5. Thefactory or the city : which model for online education? --Beyond the dilemma of development
  6. Thecritical theory of technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195146158
Author:
Feenberg, Andrew
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Andrew
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Politics
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Politics | Political Theory | Political Philosophy
Subject:
Critical theory
Subject:
Technology -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no 15
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
167 illus.
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.100 x 5.400 in 0.660 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that

preside over technological development. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.

"Synopsis" by , Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.
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