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Translation of the author's Denken, ontwerpen, maken.
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Philosophy of Technology: An introduction for technology and business students is an accessible guide to technology's changes, their ubiquitousness, and the many questions these raise. Designed for those with no philosophical background in mind, it is ideal for technology and engineering students or specialists who want to learn to think critically about how their work influences society and our daily lives.
The technological, business environment and daily experiences are the starting point of the book and the authors' reflect upon these practices from a philosophical point of view. The text goes on to present a critical analysis of the subject including development, manufacturing, sales and marketing and the use of technological products and services. The abstract ideas are made easier to grasp with a story-telling approach: a vivid history of the discipline and colourful portraits of the core thinkers in this domain, as well as four case studies drawing from various engineering disciplines to demonstrate how philosophy can and should influence technology in practice.
The first comprehensive introduction to this vibrant young sub-discipline in over 20 years, this is an ideal textbook for students of technology and engineering beginning a course or project in the philosophy of their subject.
"Philosophy of Technology" deepens especially my appreciation for the work of the authors Verkerk, van der Stoep, Hoogland, and de Vries. Their insightful contributions to critical philosophical reflection on technology fully deserve the wider audience this publication will promote. Carl Mitcham, Ph. D., Hans Jonas Chair at the European Graduate School EGS and Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines, USA
This book is an interesting read for anyone interested in how philosophers have analyzed and interpreted the influence of technology on the modern human condition. - "Peter Kroes, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands""
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