books — 27 voters. The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner Conscientious Objections by Neil Postman The Second Self by Sherry Turkle The UNIX. “–David Dickson, New York Times Book Review “The Whale and the Reactor is the philosopher’s equivalent of superb public history. The book The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, Langdon Winner is published by University of Chicago Press.

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Jennifer Daryl Slack – – Peter Lang. Winneer other technological development is only being pursued by greedy corporations. Paperbackpages. Ariba Rashid rated it it was amazing Jan 10, He argues that the reasons people have for limiting technology such as threats to health, resources, environmentwhile valid, “restrict the range of moral and political criteria that wyale permissible in public deliberations about technological change” Medical Ethics in the Age of Technology.

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Nonetheless, still a good book to read in conjunction with other philosophical treatments of technology.

He believes that, unlike other forms of human creativity, technology has never been considered a subject worthy whald philosophical inquiry. Andrew McLaughlin – – Environmental Ethics 9 4: The Gardens of Democracy. Philosophy of Technology, Misc in Applied Ethics. In terms of the overall thesis that “technical decisions are political decisions,” it falls too much into the “using technology for different ends” camp.


The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, Winner

Sign in Create an account. He also looks at the “optimistic technophilia” that characterizes much of the current interest in electronic democracy. Leonard rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Manifesto of a Tenured Radical.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. Open Preview See a Problem? In its pages an analytically trained mind confronts some of the most pressing political issues of our day. Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power. His main argument is that everyone just knows that life was better w I was looking for a book that would take a deep dive into ideas of “appropriate technology” and how we should define the goals of technological innovation.

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Howard – – Agriculture and Human Values 25 3: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You submitted the following rating and review. Please review your cart. Abounds with references, conceptual analysis and extended discussions of the political consequences of choosing technologies of varying scale. Whsle by Langdon Winner. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Alessandro Tomasi – – Asian Philosophy 18 3: Apr 26, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: We appreciate your feedback.


Another well-written, much needed work on our place in the increasingly technological world.

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Reactod the New American University. In The Whale and the ReactorLangdon Winner argues that technologies have politics and should not be viewed as separate from us: The polio vaccine was good it seems because it saved the lives of white American kids like the author.

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Ultimately, though, I felt a bit disappointed that Winner did not offer a more substantive proposal concerning how to evaluate technological devices. Jen rated it it was amazing Apr 02, The Uses of the University. But I prefer to think of him as ajd public historian who raises the very questions many of us are reluctant to ask about new information technologies.

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