Shaping better technologies /
Klaus Kornwachs, Imre Hronszky, eds.
Berlin : Lit, c2006.
214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Berlin : Lit, c2006.
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'Shaping Better Technologies' covers approaches of sociology, history as well as aspects of technological developments and political issues. A view is given on the actual debate about the role of technology.
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A fundamental understanding of technology and its multifaceted interaction with human existence is the subject of this book. Klaus Kornwachs is director of the Chair for Philosophy of Technology at Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus (Germany). Imre Hronszky is director of the Department for Innovations Studies and History of Technology at the Budapest University for Technology and Economy (Hungary).
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Philosophy of Technology is dealing with question of a fundamental understanding of technology and its multifaceted interaction with human existence. The book series "Philosophy of Technology" is based on the assumption according to which either fundamental questions of philosophy concerning technology has not yet been posed or they will require new efforts to answer them when confronted with new organizational, economical and technological developments as globalization, economization, growth of world population, ecological crises, conflicts between south and north, world wide ranging communication technologies and new ways of information distribution. The question "Do we really have the technology we need and do we actually need the technology we have?" demonstrates these relations, which are touching and affecting everybody in our everyday technological world.
Table of Contents
Shaping better technologies - an introductionp. 7
How to deal with machinery - some basics in the history of industrial safety and health shaping technology todayp. 15
Demography, aging and high tech - the case of software developersp. 31
Technological innovation of a city quarter - Kobanya at the end of the millenniump. 45
Globalization and localization in view of technological developmentp. 61
Is engineering education facing basic new requirements?p. 71
Human attitudes towards environmental issues at the millennium turnp. 85
The impact of genetic engineering on society : health, justice and reproduction choicep. 109
Data flow in Europe - free and safe : the case of digital signaturep. 121
Does following ethical norms for the selection and transfer of scientific and technical knowledge help shaping better technologies? - a work programp. 135
Handling knowledge in a wired worldp. 143
Change in model of technology policyp. 159
Humans or software - who or what will be able to defend cyberspace?p. 171
Shaping better technologies through constructive technology assessment : on the Danish casep. 179
Science and technology policy in the sustainable development of hungaryp. 195
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