Item description for Inside the Politics of Technology: Agency and Normativity in the Co-Production of Technology and Society by Hans Harbers...
Though the old saying claims that man is the measure of all things, the authors of Inside the Politics of Technology argue that the distinction implied between autonomous humans and neutral instruments of technology is an illusion. On the contrary, the technologies humans create simultaneously shape humans themselves. By means of case studies of technologies as diverse as video cameras, electric cars, pregnancy tests, and genetic screenings, this volume considers the implications of this "co-production" of technology and society for our philosophical and political ideas. Are only humans endowed with social, political, and moral agency, or does our technology share those qualities? And if so, how should we understand---or practice---a politics of technology?
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053567569 ISBN13 9789053567562
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More About Hans Harbers
Hans Harbers is associate professor in the faculty of philosophy at the University of Groningen.