Postphenomenology - "Festschrift" for Don Ihde

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Abstract

What do underwater animals, artificial limbs, and a wrecked space shuttle have in common?  Where do the humanities and the natural sciences intersect?  Is technology a Leviathan in our midst, an aid that stabilizes and protects our fragile biology, or an instrument that propels us ever closer to salvation?  Through a lifetime of thinking, probing, and experimenting, Don Ihde has brought such questions to our attention and has generously been offering his insights to interlocutors across the disciplines.  Postphenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde is an extraordinary volume, not least because it captures the spirit of Ihde's oeuvre and conveys the appreciation experienced by a number of prominent scholars.  Ultimately, the book successfully bends, breaks, and extends the multi-stable lines of thought that appear throughout Ihde's versatile work.  Through provocative case studies and critical reflection, Postphenomenology establishes itself as an indispensable guide to Ihde's research program, as well as to some of the cutting-edge discussions currently occurring in Science and Technology Studies. 
Udgivelsesdato: maj
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhilosophy & Social Criticism
Volume34
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)449-457
Number of pages9
ISSN0191-4537
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Technology
  • Philosophy

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