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  Philosophy & Technology
Philosophy of technology is a critical, reflective examination of the nature of technology as well as the effects and transformation of technologies in human knowledge, activities, societies, and environments.
The aim of philosophy of technology is to understand, evaluate, and criticize the ways in which technologies reflect as well as change human life individually, socially, and politically.
The philosophy of technology at that time tended to offer theories explaining the historical and transcendental conditions of modern technology, which was seen as qualitatively different from earlier technology.
www.wordtrade.com /science/technology/philosotech.htm   (1426 words)

 20th WCP: Philosophy and Technology
Some of the philosophical problems the nowadays technique and technology are confronted with are related to the definition of concepts, the cultural value contained in them, and place they have in the European culture.
Philosophy is situated exactly at the intersection of these four areas and partially overlaps them.
Technology is the youngest component, and that's why we may not always realize the central position it occupies in the contemporary culture.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Tech/TechPop.htm   (3131 words)

 Our subject today is what is philosophy of technology
Philosophy begins by interpreting the world in terms of the fundamental fact that humanity is a laboring sort of animal constantly at work transforming nature.
Technology has a low status in the high culture of modern societies but it was actually there at the origin of that culture and, if we believe the Greeks, contains the key to the understanding of being as a whole.
In this context the autonomy of technology is threatening and malevolent.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /faculty/feenberg/komaba.htm   (5386 words)

 Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction - Book Information
An up-to-date, accessible overview of the philosophy of technology, defining technology and its characteristics.
Complements The Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition: An Anthology, edited by Robert C. Scharff and Val Dusek (Blackwell, 2003).
Val Dusek is Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /book.asp?ref=1405111623   (194 words)

 Technology Philosophy
My philosophy of technology revolves around what the computer means to a new and developing literacy.
As an instructor, it is important for me to think of the reasons for composing with technology and what the technology may imply.
Technology is not transparent, nor is it neutral or democratic.
web.nmsu.edu /~clanier/technology_philosophy.htm   (544 words)

 Philosophy of technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The philosophy of technology is a philosophical field dedicated to studying the nature of technology and its social effects.
While a number of important individual works were published in the second half of the twentieth century, Paul Durbin has identified two books published at the turn of the century as marking the development of the philosophy of technology as an academic subdiscipline with canonical texts.
These were Technology and the Good Life (2000), edited by Eric Higgs and American Philosophy of Technology (2001) by Hans Achterhuis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philosophy_of_technology   (529 words)

 Philosophy on technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Technology is rapidly becoming an essential component in the lives of most Americans.
It is very important that as educators we incorporate technology into the classroom as much as possible.
If we expose students to technology in the classroom, they will be more prepared when they go out into the world to find employment.
students.ed.uiuc.edu /jlconroy/philosophy_on_technology.htm   (91 words)

 Technology Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Technology, from a calculator to a computer, offers students a wide variety of instruments that can aid in the understanding of subject matter.
Technology also offers an additional method of learning for students who are just having problems getting the concepts to "click." The visualization/ manipulation combination that technology offers provides students with various methods for grasping concepts and ideas.
Technology can also benefit parents who have busy workloads or want to be more involved with their child's academics.
www.lehigh.edu /~infolios/Spring2003/Pratt/philosophy/technology.htm   (327 words)

 Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Technology is a word with origins in the Greek word technologia (τεχνολογία), techne (τέχνη) "craft" and logia (λογία) "saying." It is a broad term dealing with the use and knowledge of humanity's tools and crafts.
Technologies are not direct products of science, because they have to satisfy such requirements as: utility, usability and safety, therefore the application of the scientific knowledge to concrete purposes requires the contribution of engineering research.
The notion of appropriate technology, however, was developed in the 20th century to describe situations where it was not desirable to use very new technologies or those that required access to some centralized infrastructure or parts or skills imported from elsewhere.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Technology   (4194 words)

 Technology Funding: Our Investment Philosophy
Technology Funding looks for technology-driven, entrepreneurial companies that can grow to a market capitalization of $100 million in five years.
Technology Funding balances this risk by investing in companies across the various stages of development.
Technology Funding also reduces the potential impact of adverse developments in a particular industry by selecting companies in a number of different industries.
www.technologyfunding.com /current/philosophy.html   (267 words)

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Philosophy of technology is a critical, reflective examination of the nature of technology as well as the effects and transformation of technologies upon human knowledge, activities, societies and environments (Umwelt).
The goal of philosophy of technology is to understand, evaluate and criticize the ways in which technologies reflect as well as change human life individually, socially and politically.
The task for a philosophy of technology is to analyze the phenomenon of technology, its significance, and the ways that it mediates and transforms our experience in the lifeworld.
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 Society for Philosophy and Technology - volume 1, number 1
The "Continentals" formed the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) in l962; trailing not too far behind were the feminists with the Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP); and in the same period, roughly, the origins of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT).
Admittedly, at first glance, technology might seem a narrower focus than the subject matters of SPEP and SWIP, which, in spite of their Continental or feminist institutional perspectivalism, are broader than technologies as such.
In short, this cultural-attitudinal shift calls for a rethinking by philosophers of technology of both the subject matters which get addressed, and of the terms of a balance between the hyped utopian and dystopian temptations of both the past and the present.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/SPT/v1_n1n2/ihde.html   (2644 words)

 My Philosophy of Technology Integration
I believe that technology integration plays an essential role in the delivery of education and that teachers and librarians share the responsibility for integrating technology into the classroom and the library.
I agree with the theory that technology integration in schools needs to be student-centered, and that teachers do not have to be experts in using technology before they make it available for their students to use in support of learning.
Teachers who fail to integrate technology will find that technologically savvy students will tune them out, because a lesson must be relevant to real life to have meaning, and to these students, technology is a part of real life.
members.tripod.com /joanne_hammond/philosophy3.htm   (619 words)

 Technology Philosophy
Technology should not be thought of as the remedy to our educational troubles but rather a supplement and a tool that both teacher and student have available to use to expand, elaborate on and enhance learning processes.
As a teacher, I used technology to be more organized and efficient in all of the normal classroom administrative duties.
Technology is becoming more efficient, relevant, and accessible as we move into the future.
www.bsu.edu /web/mamckinney/philosophyoftechnology.htm   (314 words)

Over the years, I have developed the idea that technology can help me in my classroom in three ways-as a manager of instruction, as a medium of instruction, and as an object of instruction.
I try to use technology in any way possible to create a climate of instruction that is both motivational and enjoyable.
Also, as the instructor models interest and excitement in the use of all technology the students pick it up and are often motivated to learn to use it too.
www.msu.edu /~haleygra/PHILOSOPHYOFTECHNOLOGYUSEINTHECLASSROOM.htm   (790 words)

 Technology Integration Philosophy
The people on the team would usually be the most tech-savvy ones in their department, and members may become mini-experts of at least one component of the schools’ technology: from effectively using student databases, to connecting computers to LCD projectors, and using the variety of tools or effects that the Microsoft Office suite offers.
Team teaching by a Technology Coordinator, integration specialists, and/or the Media Specialist is another avenue for reaching both staff ands students: students see how teachers are life-long learners, and that technology can be an integral and useful part of any lesson.
The technology team can offer moral and technical support to the staff as they choose resources to integrate technology effectively into their instructional goal.
members.cox.net /bmoss2001/mossitphilos.htm   (983 words)

 The Philosophy of Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The joke in the philosophy department is always that it is an education that doesn't correlate to a profession other than philosophy professor.
The merging of philosophy and technology are where my interests and experience intersect.
The philosophy of technology is where I think I have the greatest opportunity to passionately write informed entries in an effort to hopefully play a meaningful role in the global conversation that is setting the course for the next decade.
jaxn.org /articles/2006/07/28/the-philosophy-of-technology   (561 words)

 Technology Philosophy/Rationale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
While the use of technology will be continuously updated so will the way in which it is presented to the students by the staff.
Technology programs must be dynamic, stimulating, and student centered to help ensure that all students achieve technology skills.
Technology should assist all students in becoming active and creative locators, evaluators, and users of information to solve problems to satisfy their curiosity.
www.keokuk.k12.ia.us /curriculum/technology/philosophybeliefs   (498 words)

 Philosophy of Technology - Book Information
It considerably broadens the scope of the philosophy of technology, and the sophistication with which its areas can be approached.
Integrates the latest developments in the philosophy of science with philosophy of technology and clarifies the relation between the two.
Robert C. Scharff is Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /book.asp?ref=0631222197   (238 words)

 Don Ihde -- Philosophy Books and Online Resources
Technology and the Lifeworld explores some of the most crucial issues relating to the role of technology in daily life in the contemporary, multi-cultural world.
Drawing from the traditions of phenomenology and hermeneutical philosophy, the first program analyzes the diversity of human-technology relations and shows the extent to which technology is nonneutral.
And, although his topic was philosophy of technology and his experience was what many of us felt in technology studies at the time, the point applies equally well to science, or even better, to what is now often called technoscience...
www.erraticimpact.com /~20thCentury/html/ihde_don.htm   (559 words)

 Philosophy of Technology
Technology provides vital tools that I can use as an instructor to fully enhance my students’ learning environment.
With the evolution of technologies at the rate it is today, it is truly endless.
In my opinion, the primary concern for school should be to efficiently and effectively teach students, through the use of technology, the basic knowledge and skills of lifelong learning so the student can carry over this knowledge in their everyday living to succeed and pass it on to every forthcoming future.
www.bsu.edu /web/ajpowell/philosophy_of_technology.htm   (427 words)

Technologies are thus often regarded as the bearers of intentions and are encountered via what Daniel Dennett calls the “intentional stance” (for example, “my car doesn’t want to start,” “the computer won’t let me do that”).
But it differs markedly by not regarding technology as a neutral tool in the service of hegemonic power; technology is non-neutral in the sense that, as it is currently constituted, it has demonstrably prejudicial effects and, therefore, works to privilege some groups at the expense of others.
This double aspect of technology — both concealing and revealing — is the rock of insight upon which to build not only descriptions of technology in education, but also the beginnings of a normative theory that decisively links technology with educational experience.
www.ed.uiuc.edu /EPS/PES-yearbook/94_docs/BLACKER.HTM   (3761 words)

 OPT Design    Philosophy: Philosophy of Technology
"Men’s control over technology and their adherence to a technological world view have consequences for language and verbal communication and create a situation where women are ‘silenced’."(Benston p.15) She goes on to point out that part of the current worldview is the right to own or control the material world, this is achieved through technology.
In creating a technology, it’s effects positive or negative are created as well, and become part of the invention, these effects are with the technology as long as it is being used.
Florman believes in technology as a self-correcting process, each time we create a technology it has both positive and negative implications, but the next time we create technology it is to correct the negative aspects of the previous one, and so on in a continuous cycle.
www.optdesign.com /Philosophy/tech.htm   (3746 words)

 Technology and Culture: Online Resources
Andrew Feenberg, From Essentialism to Constructivism: Philosophy of Technology at the Crossroads.
David Blacker, Philosophy of Technology and Education: An Invitation to Inquiry.
Technology and Culture, University of Hawaii at Manoa
www.fred.net /tzaka/techne3.html   (1013 words)

 Technology I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A technology related to the genetic modification of food is the "terminator" seed--a seed that produces a plant with sterile seeds.
Critical philosophy "looks behind" the development of technology to view the motivations involved in producing the technology, the assumptions made about its safety and proper use, and the ethics implied by noting who will be most benefited by the technology.
Critical philosophy does not necessarily posit malevolent intentions of the power elite in their influence over technology development and dissemination; people sometimes are not fully aware of the consequences of their actions and sometimes seemingly benign actions bring about negative consequences.
www.soc.iastate.edu /Sapp/Technology1.html   (1052 words)

 Technology Education Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Often, when new technologies are implemented for nonprofits, the knowledge assets and resources that are necessary for staff to learn them are commonly nonexistent.
All of our technology instructors have a strong knowledge of the Southern California nonprofit sector and are deeply committed to helping you fulfill your organization’s mission.
At NPower Los Angeles, we believe Technology Education is not only about learning new skills to fulfill certain work-related objectives; it’s about a life-long learning process we engage in to foster our own professional development for years to come.
www.cnmsocal.org /npowerla/philosophy.htm   (290 words)

 1. Deleuze, Ricoeur. 2. Philosophy of technology: Philosophy Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
I'd rather stay away as much as possible from the ethical dimension of technology (as, I imagine, the Frankfurter Schule will be interested in), and focus on the epistemology/ontology side of it.
These are very specific questions, but I think they are to be found in the Philosophy of Technology.
This is a social issue in the US, and the orientation of the author is the philosophy, history, and social aspects of science and technology.
forums.philosophyforums.com /thread/22103   (1337 words)

 Carl Mitcham - Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Technology - Bibliography
Carl Mitcham - Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Technology - Bibliography
Philosophy and technology II : information technology and computers in theory and practice.
Mitcham, Carl, Timothy Casey, Toward an Archeology of the Philosophy of Technology and Relations with Imaginative Literature.
www.egs.edu /faculty/carlmitcham.html   (1019 words)

 Philosophy of Technology
Integrating this type of technology into the lesson would be no more of a burden on the teacher than film strips were in days gone by.
Technology should be seen as a new subject to teach.
I think that as more teachers are instructed (either through education programs or through classes taught by their school librarians) in technology and how to implement it into their lesson plans the fear of something unknown and the stress attached to that will decrease.
www.usd116.org /econdill/techphil.html   (552 words)

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