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A Neo-Heideggerian Critique of Technology

Albert Borgmann

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses Albert Borgmann's neo-Heideggerian critique of the ways in which contemporary men and women interact with technology. He suggests that a move beyond ... More


Technology and the Good Life?

Eric Higgs, Andrew Light, and David Strong Strong (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Can we use technology in the pursuit of a good life, or are we doomed to having our lives organized and our priorities set by the demands of machines and systems? How can philosophy help us to make ... More


Focaltechnics, Pragmatechnics, and the Reform of Technology

Larry Hickman

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/9780226333885.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter addresses two related questions: How can we evaluate appropriate and inappropriate technology? And how can we evaluate focal things and practices, for surely many of them are troubling? ... More


Technological Ethics in a Different Voice

Diane P. Michelfelder

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/9780226333885.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter appreciates the way focal things may counterbalance devices. It finds that Borgmann's evaluation of the device paradigm does not always bear out for individual devices. Simply because a ... More


Farming as Focal Practice

Paul B. Thompson

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/9780226333885.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues not only that farming is an exemplary focal practice, but, moreover, that it is the most primary and comprehensive of all focal practices. For Borgmann, the material event of the ... More


The Moving Image: Between Devices and Things

Phillip R. Fndozzi

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/9780226333885.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter points out how art, in particular film, can challenge technology in Borgmann's sense. Films, such as The Conversation, can help us to criticize technology by demonstrating vividly its ... More


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