Philosophy of Technology in Spanish Speaking Countries (Philosophy and Technology v. 10)

Philosophy of Technology in Spanish Speaking Countries (Philosophy and Technology v. 10)

By: Carl Mitcham (editor)Hardback

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This text collects and translates a broad spectrum of philosophical reflections on technology from throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Highlighting work from Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela - with further representation from Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Uruguay and the US - it introduces both affirmatives and critical studies by younger as well as established philosophers. Of special importance are the contributions by Marcos Gara de la Huerta (Chile), Hugo Padilla (Mexico), Miguel Quintanilla (Spain), Juan David Gara Bacca (Venezuela) and Ernesto Mayz Vallenilla (Venezuela) - all of whom are leading and influential authors and none of whom has previously appeared in English. For students and scholars concerned with the philosophy of science and technology, Latin American studies, and interdisciplinary science-technology-society programs, this text contains 25 papers addressing issues in the metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, political, historical and anthropological analysis of technology.

Contents

Edesao de la tecnolo; Authors and Issues in Philosophy of Technology in the Spanish-Speaking World, C. Mitcham. Part I: From Chile - Technology and Politics: Toward Artificial History? M. Gar de la Huerta; Globalization: Homogenization with and Increasing Technological Gap, M. Gara de la Huerta; Thinking Machines and the Crisis of Modern Reason, E. Sabrovsky; Ethics, Science, and Technology, C. Verdugo. Part II: From Costa Rica - Contributions to the Philosophy of Technology in Costa Rica, L.A. Camacho Naranjo; Science, Technology, and Development - Some Models of their Relationship, L.A. Camacho Naranjo; Ethics, Pernicious Technology, and the "Technological Argument", E.R. Rarez Brico. Part III: From Mexico - Technology and Basic Needs: Proposal for a Debate on Fundamental Criteria, E. Dussel; On Technique, J. Gaos; Technological Objects and their Epistemological Base, H. Padilla; Satellites and our Morality, L. Zea. Part IV: From Spain - Technology and Human Nature, M.L. Gara-Merita; Philosophy, Technology, and Society, M. Medina; Does Technology "Construct" Scientifc Reality?, R. Queral Moreno; The Design and Evaluation of Technologies: Some Conceptual Issues, M.A. Quintanilla; From World to the Social Assessment of Technology: Remarks on Science, Technology, and Society, J. Sanmarn; Genethics: the Social Assessment of the Risks and Impacts of Genetic Engineering, J. Sanmarn. Part V: From Venezuela - Science, Technology, History, and Philosophy in the Cultural Atmosphere of our Time, J.D. Gara Bacca; The Present and Future of Humanity, E. May Vallenilla; Education for Freedom versus Socio-Technical Control by Pedagogical Means, L. Molina. Part VI: From Other Americas - Two Philosophical Approaches to the Problem of Technics and their Meaning for Latin America, R. Fornet-Betancourt; Science, Technology, and Society Education in the Latin American Context, M.M. Borrero; The Moral Vision of Technology in Contemporary Latin American Fiction, J. Robinett; The Social Implications of Information Technologies - a Latin American Perspective, J. Sutz.

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  • ISBN13: 9780792325673
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 356
  • ID: 9780792325673
  • ISBN10: 0792325672
  • translations: Spanish

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