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Inside the Politics of Technology Agency and Normativity in the Co-Production of Technology and Society

by Hans Harbers

Inside the Politics of Technology Agency and Normativity in the Co-Production of Technology and Society Synopsis

Man is the measure of all things, an old saying goes. But it is a bad guide for understanding scientific and technological culture. Science and technology are not simply the means to reach human ends; they also actively shape human beings, their goals, meanings and social relations. This volume discusses the implications of this so-called 'co-production' of science, technology and society for our analytical as well as normative ideas about humanity, technology and the relations between both. Addressing issues such as cancer genetics, prenatal screening and ecological consequences of traffic and transport, contributors argue that technology has its own kind of sub-politics, which in turn calls for policies of technology: from steering and regulation to scenario studies, in order to achieve democratisation of technology.

Book Information

ISBN: 9789053567562
Publication date: 2nd August 2005
Author: Hans Harbers
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 312 pages
Categories: Popular philosophy, Interdisciplinary studies,

About Hans Harbers

Hans Harbers is associate professor in philosophy of science, technology and society at the Department of Philosophy, Groningen University.

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