Questions related to Philosophy Of Technology
I am currently working on some philosophical issues that today's neurotechnology can raise. My main field of research is the philosophy of technology (more specifically, phenomenology and postphenomenology). I will be very grateful for literature recommendations from experts in this field. Many thanks!
I tried to learn something about the philosophy of technology from several books and anthologies, but I did not find much relevant content in them. Some of those books dedicate a lot of space to Plato and Aristotle; Marx is often held in high esteem, and Heidegger is considered the supreme master. But Plato and Aristotle did not see much of technology, and Marx's discourse is slightly old. Heidegger did not manage to say anything that seems (1) understandable, (2) correct, (3) relevant) and (4) new at the same time. What about communication, surveillance, and intense manipulation which information technology has facilitated during the last years?
While 'innovation' is one of the main characteristics of our time, it is not clear what we actually mean with this concept. Also in the field of philosophy of technology, it is not innovation but technology that is discussed. I have written and published an article in which I philosophically reflect on the concept of innovation in order to lay the ground for a philosophy of innovation. I am curious to discuss the topic with colleagues and hope that we can direct more philosophical attention to this important concept. Please have a look at the article:
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Programs on my new washing machines last 2 hours or notably more (at low temperatures). There is an option "timecare", but it does not change duration notably. I asked in the shop; they say that all washing machines now have very long programs. I sent an email to the manufacturer; they did not answer. Such long washing seems strange and unnecessary to me.
Different aspects of education such as educational psychology, sociology, philosophy, technology... etc plays a key role in teacher training programs for teachers up to the stage of higher secondary (XII) level and are considered compulsory in addition to qualification in their concern subjects.
Is there any such compulsory program in case of higher education?
From the look of the demarcation criteria Does the geocentric theory turn out to be non-scientific versus the heliocentric cosmological theory? Is science no longer a vision surpassed by another?
Recently, There was one Cognitive experiment that was performed somewhat that utilized computer mice to look at Martin Heidegger's theory.
Working with the last book of Bruno Latour I've found an interesting interpretation of existence through a multiplicity of its modes. But I can't catch up what directly Latour means using collocation "modes of existence". Frankly speaking the number of this modes is a secret for me as well. Hope for your help.
Typically, modern and new instrumentation implies that it is smaller, faster, more accurate, less power hungry and more suitable for today's applications. Most of the time these 'modern' instruments are full of 'likeable features', which reminds one of model railway engineering. What about the older technologies, some of which were very reliable, dependable, repairable and 'loveable'. As example consider vacuum tube technology, beautiful, reliable, very functional. Is there a place for it today? As example, I add a photo of a collection of Collins Radio HF receivers, transmitters and transceivers (1960's). This was quality of the day, very reliable and are much coveted today by those who know. What is your experience? Is modern and high tech always the way to go in technology? What and why is this incessant drive towards smaller and smaller instruments and equipment with more bells and whistles?