Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy

Edited by David Tabachnick & Toivo Koivukoski

Subjects: Social Philosophy, Social Movements, Political Sociology, Mass Media, Computers
Paperback : 9780791460603, 257 pages, May 2004
Hardcover : 9780791460597, 257 pages, May 2004

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Table of contents

David Tabachnick and Toivo Koivukoski

Part I: Community

1. Democracy in the Age of Globalization
Waller R. Newell

2. Communication versus Obligation: The Moral Status of Virtual Community
Darin Barney

3. Technology and the Great Refusal: The Information Age and Critical Social Theory
Bernardo Alexander Attias

4. On Globalization, Technology, and the New Justice
Tom Darby

5. What Globalization Do We Want?
Don Ihde

6. Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Reflections on the Twentieth Century
Andrew Feenberg

Part II: Humanity

7. The Problem with "The Problem of Technology"
Arthur M. Melzer

8. Global Technology and the Promise of Control
Trish Glazebrook

9. The Human Condition in the Age of Technology
Gilbert Germain

10. Technology and the Ground of Humanist Ethics
Ian Angus

11. Recomposing the Soul: Nietzsche's Soulcraft
Horst Hutter

12. Globalization, Technology, and the Authority of Philosophy
Charlotte Thomas

13. Persons in a Technological Universe
Donald Phillip Verene



Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.


Rather than focusing on political, economic, or social manifestations of technology and globalization, this book examines these related phenomena from a philosophical perspective. Prominent thinkers from philosophy, sociology, and political science reflect on a variety of important topics and individuals, including the Internet, citizenship, individuality, the human condition, spirituality, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kojève, and Strauss. The contributors ask whether political community and citizenship are still possible in an age of technology and globalization, and what it means to be human in a globalized technological society.

David Tabachnick is Fulbright Visiting Chair of International Studies at Portland State University. Toivo Koivukoski teaches political philosophy at Carleton University.