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Focal Things and Focal Practices

Lawrence Haworth

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/9780226333885.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the relationship between focal practices and focal things. The chapter's meditation on things and practices, with its thoughtfully selected and well-developed examples, appeals ... 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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