Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction for Technology and Business Students

Maarten J Verkerk, Jan Hoogland, Jan Stoep, van der, Marc de Vries

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Abstract

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
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge - Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages336
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-69636-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-90438-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Verkerk, M. J., Hoogland, J., Stoep, van der, J., & de Vries, M. (2016). Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction for Technology and Business Students. Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group.