In this extraordinary introduction to the study of the philosophy of technology, Andrew Feenberg argues that technological design is central to the social and political structure of modern societies. Environmentalism, information technology, and medical advances testify to technology's crucial importance. In his lucid and engaging style, Feenberg shows that technology is the medium of daily life. Every major technical change reverberates at countless levels: economic, political, religious, and cultural. If we continue to see the social and technical domains as being separate, then we are denying an integral part of our existence, and our place in a democratic society. Questioning Technology convinces us that it is vital that we learn more about technology the better to live with it and to manage it.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The politicizing of technology: technocracy and rebellion - the May events of 1968
environmentalism and the politics of technology.
Part 2 Subversive rationalization: the limits of technical rationality
the problem of agency.
Part 3 Philosophy of technology at the crossroads: critical theories of technology
towards a social philosophy of technology