Bernhard Irrgang: Critics of Technological Lifeworld: Collection of Philosophical Essays by Arun Kumar TripathiBernhard Irrgang: Critics of Technological Lifeworld: Collection of Philosophical Essays by Arun Kumar Tripathi

Bernhard Irrgang: Critics of Technological Lifeworld: Collection of Philosophical Essays

byArun Kumar Tripathi

Paperback | February 17, 2011

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We live in a technologically mediated lifeworld and culture. Technologies either magnify or amplify human experiences. They can change the ways we live. Technology has been woven into the social and cultural fabric of different cultures. German phenomenologist philosopher Bernhard Irrgang for than 2 decades engaging with the questions, what role does technology play in everyday human experience? How do technological artefacts affect people’s existence and their relations with the world? And how do instruments, devices and apparatuses produce and transform human knowledge? Along with Albert Borgmann, Larry Hickman, Don Ihde, Carl Mitcham, Hans Poser, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Walther Zimmerli, contemporary German philosopher of technology Bernhard Irrgang provides a useful vocabulary for understanding the ways we relate to technology and to the world through technologies in different cultures.
Bernhard Irrgang, since 1993 Professor for Philosophy of Technology at Technical University Dresden, is a leading philosopher of technology in Germany, Latin American and South Asian countries. Arun Kumar Tripathi, who worked as a Research Assistant 2002-2009, is a Doctoral Researcher with the Philosophy of Technology Department at Tec...
Title:Bernhard Irrgang: Critics of Technological Lifeworld: Collection of Philosophical EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: Preface by Arun Tripathi – Paradigmatic Shifts in the Contemporary Philosophy of Technologies – Social and Ethical Aspects of Biotechnological Practice – Technological Development and Social Progress – Technology Transfer as a Transcultural Modernization: What Can Philosophers of Technology Contribute? – Ethical Action in Robotics – Epistemology of Biotechnology – Justified Trust in Technology – Postphenomenological Investigations to Brain Research.

Editorial Reviews

«Bernhard Irrgang’s book, beautifully translated into English by Arun Tripathi, is of special interest to Anglophone readers. It is a series of reflections on the contributions made to the philosophy of technology mostly by scholars in the English-speaking world. The topics addressed by the author Bernhard Irrgang cover the many ways in which technologies change both people and the Lifeworlds they inhabit.» (Dr. Patrick Heelan, William A. Gaston Professsor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, USA)«Prof. Irrgang’s collection of philosophical essays in this volume […] offers a very balanced analysis of the epistemological, ethical and social issuesinvolved in technics, especially in the cutting edge areas of technics that have come to largely dominate discussions today, namely bio-technology, robotics and brain research. […] Arun Kumar Tripathi as the editor has done quite a commendable job with his long and beautiful introduction at the beginning of the volume, giving a detailed overview of the major trends and traditions in the philosophy of technics and discussing the author’s approach in the broader context. It sets the right framework for the readers to plunge right away into the insightful analyses that follow.»(Gokul Somasekharan, AI & Society, 2016)