Introduction: Philosophy of Technology


Dusek V. Introduction: Philosophy of Technology. In: A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology, eds. Olsen, Jan Kyrre Berg, Stig Andur Pedersen, and Vincent F. Hendricks. 1st ed. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell ; 2009. pp. 131-140.


The philosophy of technology has only in recent decades become an organized branch of contemprary philosophy. One reason was because technology was thought to be simply, unproblematically applied science, and thus focus was almost solely on philosophy of science. Contemporary philosophy of technology promises to unite various schools of philosophy and branches of philosophy. Philosophy of technology unites ethics and science, and uses continental and analytic philosophy.

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