Philosophy Of Technology After The Empirical Turn by Maarten FranssenPhilosophy Of Technology After The Empirical Turn by Maarten Franssen

Philosophy Of Technology After The Empirical Turn

byMaarten FranssenEditorPieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes

Hardcover | June 30, 2016

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This volume features 16 essays on the philosophy of technology that discuss its identity, its position in philosophy in general, and the role of empirical studies in philosophical analyses of engineering ethics and engineering practices. 

This volume is published about fifteen years after Peter Kroes and Anthonie Meijers published a collection of papers under the title The empirical turn in the philosophy of technology, in which they called for a reorientation toward the practice of engineering, and sketched the likely benefits for philosophy of technology of pursuing its major questions in an empirically informed way.

The essays in this volume fall apart in two different kinds. One kind follows up on The empirical turn discussion about what the philosophy of technology is all about. It continues the search for the identity of the philosophy of technology by asking what comes after the empirical turn. The other kind of essays follows the call for an empirical turn in the philosophy of technology by showing how it may be realized with regard to particular topics. Together these essays offer the reader an overview of the state of the art of an empirically informed philosophy of technology and of various views on the empirical turn as a stepping stone into the future of the philosophy of technology.


Maarten Franssen is associate professor at the Section of Philosophy at Delft University of Technology. His research interests include the relation between philosophy of technology and philosophy of science, the nature of normativity in relation to artefacts and their use, the metaphysics of artefacts, the analysis of technology as con...
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Title:Philosophy Of Technology After The Empirical TurnFormat:HardcoverDimensions:325 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:June 30, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction (Maarten Franssen).- 2. Towards a Constructive Philosophy and Ethics of Technology (Philip Brey).- 3. The Policy Turn in the Philosophy of Technology (Adam Briggle).- 4. Function and Meaning (Andrew Feenberg).- 5. How to Situate and Anchor The Philosophy of Technology in The Landscape of Philosophy? (Maarten Franssen).- 6. Technology as a Practical Art (Sven Ove Hansson).- 7. Values in Design: Towards a Further Integration of Empirical and Normative Considerations (Rafaela Hillerbrand).- 8. Perovskite Philosophy. A Branch-Formation Model of Application-Oriented Science (Wybo Houkes).- 9. Toward an Axiological Turn in the Philosophy of Technology (Peter Kroes) .- 10.  Composition and Handoff in Socio-technologies (Deirdre K. Mulligan).- 11. For the Benefit of Humanity: Micro-, Meso-, Macro-, and Meta-Values in Engineering (Byron Newberry).- 12. Science vs. Technology: Difference or Identity? (Ilkka Niiniluoto).- 13. Changing Perspectives: From the Experimental to the Technological Turn in History and Philosophy of Science (Alfred Nordmann).- 14. What the Future will Bring (Joseph C. Pitt).- 15. Function and Finitism (Pablo Schyfter).- 16. An Empirical Turn in Ethics of Technology: On the Possibility of Using Empirical Data in The Ethics of Technology and Engineering (Benham Taebi).- 17. The Empirical Turn in Ethics (Ibo van de Poel).- 18. The Engineering Turn in Conceptual Analysis (Pieter E. Vermaas).- 19. An Empirical Based Classification of Engineering Projects (Sjoerd D. Zwart).