Democracy in a Technological Society

This ninth volume is one of the most arnbitious in the Philosophy and Technology series. Edited by technopolitical philosopher Langdon Winner, it assembles an impressive collection of philosophers and political theorists to discuss one of the most important topics of the end of the twentieth century...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Winner, L. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1992, 1992
Edition:1st ed. 1992
Series:Philosophy and Technology
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I The Nature of the Problem
  • Technology, Power, and Truth: Political and Epistemological Reflections on the Fourth Revolution
  • Technology and Democracy
  • Mechanical Dreams: Democracy and Technological Discourse in Twentieth-Century France
  • II Some Proposed Solutions
  • Marxism and the Democratic Control of Technology
  • Populism and the Cult of the Expert
  • Autonomous Technology, Democracy, and the Nimbys
  • Technology, Bayesian Policymaking, and Democratic Process
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Democracy: Democratic Theory and Technological Design
  • III Historical and Cultural Reflections
  • Instrumentalists and Expressivists: Ambiguous Links Between Technology and Democracy
  • Politics, Progress, and Engineering: Technical Professionals in Russia
  • Heidegger on Technology and Democracy
  • The Moral Assessment of Technology
  • Political Morality under Radical Conditions
  • Name Index