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Title French philosophy of technology : classical readings and contemporary approaches / Sacha Loeve, Xavier Guchet, Berndette Bensaude Vincent, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource ( ix, 400 pages) : illustrations
Series Philosophy of engineering and technology, 1879-7210 ; volume 29
Philosophy of engineering and technology ; v. 29
Contents Intro; Contents; Contributors; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Is There a French Philosophy of Technology? General Introduction; 1.1 We Have Never Been Philosophers of Technology; 1.2 Technique and Technology; 1.3 An Emerging Community; References; Part I: Negotiating a Cultural Heritage; Chapter 2: Philosophy and Technology in the French Tradition. The Legacy of François Dagognet; 2.1 Practices and Objects; 2.2 A Historical Turn; 2.3 Humans As Technicians; 2.4 From Technologies to Fine Arts and Social Risks; 2.5 Conclusion; References
Chapter 3: On the Current Uses of Simondon's Philosophy of Technology3.1 Techno-Sciences; 3.2 Techno-Aesthetics; 3.3 Techno-Politics; 3.4 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Christianity and the Philosophy of Technology in France; 4.1 Jacques Ellul's Theory of the Autonomy of "la Technique"; 4.1.1 Ellul's Aspirations; 4.1.2 Technique and Disincarnation; 4.2 Technique and Spiritualization: Marie-Dominique Chenu and Emmanuel Mounier; 4.2.1 You Said Incarnation?; 4.2.2 The Spiritualizing Potential of Techniques; 4.3 Technique and Desire in the Writings of Jean Brun; 4.3.1 The Technological Spirit
4.3.2 From Fascination to Demythification4.4 Concluding Remarks; References; Chapter 5: Rise of the Machines: Challenging Comte's Legacy with Mechanology, Cybernetics, and the Heuristic Values of Technology; 5.1 Non-Comtean Insights at the IHST; 5.2 The Inductive Value of Cybernetics in Postwar France; 5.3 Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: We Have Never Been Wild: Towards an Ecology of the Technical Milieu; 6.1 Ecology of Nature, Ecology of Technology; 6.1.1 Two Traditions?; 6.1.2 Centrality of the Milieu; 6.1.3 Ecology Against Nature?
6.2 From Technical Milieu to Political Ecology (1945-1970)6.2.1 Milieu vs. Environment; 6.2.2 Various Conceptualizations of the Technical Milieu; 6.2.3 The Technical Milieu from the East to the West (Friedmann); 6.3 From Technical Milieu to Technical System; 6.3.1 Ellul's Approach to Political Ecology; 6.3.2 Political Ecology as Techno-critique? (Jouvenel, Castoriadis); 6.4 Toward a Political Ecology of Technology (1970-1990); 6.4.1 Design and Environment: Two Contemporaneous Terms in France (Baudrillard); 6.4.2 Technology, Autonomy, Ecology (Gorz); 6.4.3 Machinic Ecology (Guattari)
6.4.4 Tentative Reformulations of the Technical Milieu (Beaune, Stiegler)6.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: The Role of the Philosophy of Technology in French-Language Studies of Video Games; 7.1 Theorizing Video Games; 7.2 Constitution of the French-Language Field; 7.3 Game Studies or Play Studies; 7.4 Philosophy and Philosophy of Technology; 7.5 The Concretization of Interactive Images; 7.6 Socio-anthropology of the Video-Gaming Experience; 7.7 Phenomenology of Artificial Perception; 7.8 Systems of Experience and Philosophy of Technical Environments; 7.9 Conclusion; References
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 14, 2018)
Subject Technology -- Philosophy.
Philosophy, French.
Technology and civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Loeve, Sacha, editor
Guchet, Xavier, editor
Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette, editor
ISBN 9783319895185 (electronic book)
3319895184 (electronic book)