John Dewey's Pragmatic Technology (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Technology)
By: Larry Hickman (author)Paperback
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This book does much to disple the old canard that John Dewey was guilty of "scientism" and a reverent worship of technological progress. Indeed, Dewey predated the Frankfurt school in his warnings about the dangers inherent in a machine culture. With new advances come new problems, and these can only be dealt with through an instrumentalist approach. Dewey also argued that we have no guarantee of success. Natural events can terminate human life and human greed, laziness, or error could have the same result.
EditorOs Foreword by Don Ihde Acknowledgments Introduction Abbreviations Chapter 1: Locating DeweyOs Critique of Technology Chapter 2: Knowing as a Technological Artifact Chapter 3: Productive Skills in the Arts Chapter 4: From Techne to Technology Chapter 5: Theory, Practice, and Production Chapter 6: Instruments, History, and Human Freedom Chapter 7: Publics as Products Epilogue: Responsible Technology Appendix: Pagination Key to Works Cited Notes Index
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