Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, Second Edition 2nd edition [Minkštas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 240 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm
  • Išleidimo metai: 11-Mar-2020
  • Leidėjas: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN-10: 022669254X
  • ISBN-13: 9780226692548
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 240 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm
  • Išleidimo metai: 11-Mar-2020
  • Leidėjas: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN-10: 022669254X
  • ISBN-13: 9780226692548
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
"Langdon Winner is the Thomas Phelan Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He has a blog and tweets liberally. First published in 1986, The Whale and the Reactor has been assigned for years. This edition includes a passionately argued new chapter entitled Beyond Techno-narcissism as well as a new Preface and a postscript describing the now planned decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon reactor in California"--

&;In an age in which the inexhaustible power of scientific technology makes all things possible, it remains to be seen where we will draw the line, where we will be able to say, here are possibilities that wisdom suggest we avoid.&;

First published to great acclaim in 1988, Langdon Winner&;s groundbreaking exploration of the political, social, and philosophical implications of technology is timelier than ever. He demonstrates that choices about the kinds of technical systems we build and use are actually choices about who we want to be and what kind of world we want to create&;technical decisions are political decisions, and they involve profound choices about power, liberty, order, and justice. A seminal text in the history and philosophy of science, this new edition includes a new chapter, preface, and postscript by the author.

Recenzijos

"The questions he poses about the relationship between technical change and political power are pressing ones that can no longer be ignored, and identifying them is perhaps the most a nascent 'philosophy of technology' can expect to achieve at the present time."--New York Times Book Review "[ Winner's] thoughtful, stylishly expressed essays . . . . are designed to wake people up to the semantic games policy-makers play; to goad people into thinking responsibly and contributing to decision making. In this he succeeds very well."--Kirkus Reviews "With educated wit, home-grown insight, and even a bit of gallows humor, Winner strives to awaken us from our technological sleepwalking."--David F. Noble, author of America by Design "The Whale and the Reactor is the philosopher's equivalent of superb public history. In its pages an analytically trained mind confronts some of the most pressing political issues of our day."--Isis

Preface to the Second Edition vii
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
I A Philosophy of Technology
1 Technologies as Forms of Life
3(16)
2 Do Artifacts Have Politics?
19(21)
3 Techne and Politeia
40(21)
II Technology: Reform and Revolution
4 Building the Better Mousetrap
61(24)
5 Decentralization Clarified
85(13)
6 Mythinformation
98(23)
III Excess and Limit
7 The State of Nature Revisited
121(17)
8 Risk Assessment: A Hazardous Pursuit
138(17)
9 Brandy, Cigars, and Human Values
155(9)
10 The Whale and the Reactor
164(15)
11 Beyond Techno-narcissism: Self and Other in the Digital Public Realm
179(18)
Afterword 197(4)
Notes 201(16)
Index 217
Langdon Winner is the Thomas Phelan Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of numerous books, including Autonomous Technology.