This is a philosophical book about technology and its relationship with society. The author explains/argues that there are two main sets of theories about this. Transforming Technology has 29 ratings and 3 reviews. John Carter said: Feenberg’s analysis and critique of theories of technology is strong and tremendo . Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the.

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John Bensley marked it as to-read Jul 16, You’ve successfully reported this review. Feenberg is proposing to the reader a third way: Andrew marked it as to-read Dec 21, Anarchists in the Boardroom. Oxford University Press Police Culture in a Changing World.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! It will also generate more false signals than a system with longer, slower averages. Anthony rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Chris Dayley rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Managing Projects in Health and Social Care. Andrew Feenberg – – Oxford Technolovy Press.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Peter marked it as to-read Dec 01, Where Feenberg stumbles, rendering much of the back half of the book somewhat tedious, is in his insistence in the absence of evidence that a socialist transformation of global capitalism from within on the basis of radical uses of technology at the margins of the system is possible.

Both of these views tend to propose that we limit technology, rather than transform it 8. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Feenberg makes a theoretical case while noting again and again in passing that there is little or no evidence for the actuality, and in fact that user trsnsforming tend towards less, not more, democratic control of technology.

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Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited by Andrew Feenberg

The former considers technology as a tool, that can be used for different and possibly opposed purposes: Technical Mediation and Subjectivation: Through this analysis he comes to the formulation of the critical theory resumed above. Towards a New Poverty Agenda feengerg Asia.

He also proposes the term “technical code” to understand “the rule under which technical choices are made in view of preserving operational autonomy i. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.

The question depends upon intent. Not only is it not neutral, but it fosters a further adoption of even more technology. Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Science Logic and Mathematics.

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Within this perspective for example the Soviet Tarnsforming only addressed a central production planning with state-owned capital, that was still perpetrating a capitalistic condition on the workers let alone the absence of personal freedom, that can in no way be defined as marxist. As a contrast to this, the substantive theory views technology as shaping human society and expanding in every possible space.


Why is ab training necessary? Added to PP index Total downloads 62, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 3of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Postphenomenology, Critical Theory, and Autonomist Marxism. David Meme rated it really liked it Jul ffeenberg, Fiona MacKellar rated it really liked it Feb 17, Improving Health Sector Efficiency. Using critical theory a new direction for civilization is possible: Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor–as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems–is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development.

Lauralea rated it really liked it Aug 19, You submitted the transforing rating and review. The result is that technology becomes a cultural system that takes over humanity, technology becomes autonomous. tgansforming

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 43 2: The concept of intent has numerous definitions and complicated to succinctly define on the lay person.

February 6, Imprint: Feenberg has published on the Japanese philosopher Nishida Kitaro. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.