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DOES HUMANITY WANT COMPUTERS MAKING MORAL DECISIONS?

Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen

in Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374049
eISBN:
9780199871889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374049.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter begins with an overview of philosophy of technology to provide a context for the specific concerns raised by the prospect of artificial moral agents. Some concerns, such as whether ... More


Heidegger's Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives

Don Ihde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233762
eISBN:
9780823235261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233762.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Heidegger is the only thinker of his generation whose philosophy of technology is still widely read today. In it, he made three basic claims. First, he asserted that the essence of ... More


Heidegger's Technologies One Size Fits All

John D. Caputo

in Heidegger's Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233762
eISBN:
9780823235261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233762.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Heidegger's essentially metaphysical view of technology and some of the inconsistencies in his use of and interpretation of his own technologies. It ... More


Introduction

Eric Higgs, Andrew Light, and David Strong

in Technology and the Good Life?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book focuses on a philosophical discussion of technology and what constitutes the good life. The point of access to this discussion is Albert Borgmann's important distinction between “things” ... More


Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter

Xin Wei Sha

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262019514
eISBN:
9780262318914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019514.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Movement, and in particular, gesture are arguably essential aspects of engendering human experience. But rather than taking “the body” or “cognition” for granted as conceptual starting points, we ... More


Conclusion: Accompanying Technology

Peter-Paul Verbeek

in Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852911
eISBN:
9780226852904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852904.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This concluding chapter reflects on the place of the mediation approach in the broader field of the ethics and philosophy of technology after having elaborated an understanding of the moral ... More


Modernity and Infinity

John F. Hoffecker

in Landscape of the Mind: Human Evolution and the Archaeology of Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147040
eISBN:
9780231518482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147040.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Human beings can transcend their existence by communicating thoughts that will persist even after death. An individual's ideas may be communicated by oral tradition, as well as in writing, print, or ... More


Borgmann's Philosophy of Technology

David Strong and Eric Higgs

in Technology and the Good Life?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The twofold task of philosophy is to engage philosophy with issues that matter and to involve the public in a philosophical conversation about these matters. For Borgmann, the task of philosophy is ... More


From Essentialism to Constructivism: Philosophy of Technology at the Crossroads

Andrew Feenberg

in Technology and the Good Life?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter directly criticizes Borgmann's theory in light of a philosophy of technology. Borgmann contends that devices or hyperreality need to be “counterbalanced,” not eliminated. On this view, ... More


Philosophy of Technology: Retrospective and Prospective Views

Paul T. Durbin

in Technology and the Good Life?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter takes up the twofold task of philosophy by first reviewing the two decades, 1965–1985, that saw the formation of the philosophy of technology in North America. From an explicit ... More


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