Philosophy: Technology, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Anthony F. Beavers
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  • ISBN-10: 0028663470
  • ISBN-13: 9780028663470
  • DDC: 601
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Philosophy: Technology is composed of fifteen chapters covering such topics as cyber warfare, designing children, video games and virtual reality, nanotechnology, and technology and the environment. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. Photos and line art help illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.

Features and Benefits

  • The volume combines features of an introductory textbook with those of a reference resource to effectively engage and educate the user, possibly encouraging students who might not otherwise consider majoring in philosophy.
  • The interdisciplinary nature provides an innovative approach to introducing the field to novices.
  • Individual disciplines can be integrated to form new and unique areas of study; their sources and techniques can be merged to meet evolving research needs.
  • Photos and line art illuminate the text.
  • Each chapter contains a bibliography of sources referenced and suggestions for further exploration.



  • Anthony F. Beavers

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028663381 | ISBN-13: 9780028663388

Table of Contents

Basic Principles, Concepts, and Ideas.
Education, Technology, and Social Control.
Video Games and Virtual Reality.
"Global" Community.
Designing Children.
Cyborg Humanity and the Technologies of Human Enhancement.
Robots, Sex, and Love.
Nanotechnology for Good or Ill.
Technology, the Environment, and Sustainability.
How Technology Is Changing What and How We Eat.
Robot Warfare.
Cyber Warfare.
Cognitive Technology.
Space Colonization.
God out of the Machine.