Chasing Technoscience: Matrix for Materiality

June 18, 2003|
Chasing Technoscience: Matrix for Materiality by Don Ihde
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". . . an original, quirky, and illuminating collection of material concerning the relatively new and exciting field of technoscience studies. . . . [T]he editors'' choice of multiple approaches to the work of four major figures is wholly suited to clarifying their unorthodox and consequently somewhat elusive philosophical positions." -Robert Scharff

Although often absent from the considerations of philosophers, sociologists, and anthropologists, the material dimension plays an important and even essential role in the practices of the sciences. Chasing Technoscience: Matrix for Materiality begins to redress this absence by bringing together four prominent figures who make technoscience, or science embodied in its technologies, a central theme of their work. Through lively personal interviews and substantive essays, the ideas of Andrew Pickering, Don Ihde, Donna Haraway, and Bruno Latour are brought to bear on the question of materiality in technoscience. The work of these theorists is then compared and critiqued in essays by colleagues. Chasing Technoscience is a ground-breaking, state-of-the-art look at current developments in technoscience.

Don Ihde is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is Director of the Technoscience Research Group at Stony Brook and is affiliated with the History of Science and Women''s Studies programs. He is the author of thirteen other books, including Instrumental Realism and Technology and ...
Title:Chasing Technoscience: Matrix for Materiality
Product dimensions:264 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.77 in
Shipping dimensions:264 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.77 in
Published:June 18, 2003
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780253216069

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