This critical reader brings together both essential as well as under-recognized writings from the work of Don Ihde, one of the most important contemporary thinkers on technology and human experience.
Proposes an innovative, holistic understanding of technology.
A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.
Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy.
Highlights the most recent developments in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and advocates a diverse range of approaches to make SETI increasingly more powerful and effective in the years to come.
Explores what can be known within quantum theory, with special emphasis on the difference between prediction and explanation.
Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.
Maps the future of phenomenological thought, accounting for how technology expands our means of experiencing the world.
Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.
Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.
Recounts the fake news stories, written from 1830 to 1880, about scientific and technological discoveries, and the effect these hoaxes had on readers and their trust in science.
The first volume to critically engage the work of Andrew Feenberg.
Critically engages the work of the philosopher Don Ihde.
Analyzing the power of metaphor in the rhetoric of science, this book examines the use of words to express complex scientific concepts.
An exploration of Bertrand Russell's writings during the interwar years, a period when he advocated "the scientific outlook" to insure the survival of humanity in an age of potential self-destruction.
Provides cross-cultural perspectives on computer-mediated communication.
Offers a narrative history of technical writing as a cultural practice and the system of scientific knowledge it controls.
Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective.
With a focus on educational computing, this book examines how technological practices align with or subvert existing forms of dominance. Examines the important question: Is the enormous financial investment school districts are making in computing tech
This book examines the structure and operation of peer review as a family of quality control mechanisms and looks at the burdens placed on the various forms of peer review. Assuming that peer review is ...
Schumacher has written a provocative work in the philosophy of science. In presenting posture as the most important aspect of life, Schumacher examines how the terms of posture encompass all the major ...
A Conspiracy of Cells presents the first full account of one of medical science's more bizarre and costly mistakes. On October 4, 1951, a young black woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer. ...