Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment
ISBN: 0262533162
EAN13: 9780262533164
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 3, 2017
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

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Contributions by prominent scholars examining the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology.

Environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology have taken divergent paths despite their common interest in examining human modification of the natural world. Yet philosophers from each field have a lot to contribute to the other. Environmental issues inevitably involve technologies, and technologies inevitably have environmental impacts. In this book, prominent scholars from both fields illuminate the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology, offering the beginnings of a rich new hybrid discourse.

All the contributors share the intuition that technology and the environment overlap in ways that are relevant in both philosophical and practical terms. They consider such issues as the limits of technological interventions in the natural world, whether a concern for the environment can be designed into things, how consumerism relates us to artifacts and environments, and how food and animal agriculture raise questions about both culture and nature. They discuss, among other topics, the pessimism and dystopianism shared by environmentalists, environmental philosophers, and philosophers of technology; the ethics of geoengineering and climate change; the biological analogy at the heart of industrial Read More chevron_right

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