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Philosophy of technology

A selection of readings in philosophy and critical theory of technology.

Adam, Alison 1998. Artificial Knowing: Gender and the Thinking Machine. London & New York: Routledge.

Agre, Philip E. 1997. Computation and the Human Experience. Cambridge, New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University press.

Conley, Verena Andermatt (ed.) 1993. Rethinking Technologies. Minneapolis
London: University of Minnesota Press.

Coyne, Richard (1995). Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age. From method to metaphor. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Dreyfus, Hubert 1992 What Computers Still Can’t Do. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Feenberg, Andrew 1999. Questioning Technology. London and New York: Routledge.

Heidegger, Martin 1977. 'The Question Concerning Technology' in Martin Heidegger, Basic Writings, ed. David Farrell Krell. San Fransisco: Harper Collins.

Kittler, Friedrich 1990. Discourse Networks 1800/1900. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

Kittler, Friedrich 1997. Literature, Media, Information Systems. Edited and introduced by John Johnston. Amsterdam: G+B Arts International.

Winograd, Terry and Flores, Fernando 1986. Understanding Computers and Cognition. A New Foundation for Design. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing company.


Sack, Warren, “Artificial Human Nature,” Design Issues, Volume 13, (Summer 1997): 55-64.

Suchman, Lucy 2000. 'Human/Machine Reconsidered', published by the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University at: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/sociology/soc040ls.html

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