What Things Do

Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design


Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press


Language: English | Number of Pages: 248 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0271025409 | Isbn-13: 9780271025407 | Publish date: 

Translator: Robert Crease

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Book Description
Our modern society is flooded with all sorts of devices: TV sets, automobiles, microwaves, mobile phones. How are all these things affecting us? How can their role in our lives be understood? What Things Do answers these questions by focusing on how technologies mediate our actions and our perceptions of the world.

Its systematic and historical review of the philosophy of technology makes What Things Do suitable for use as an introductory text, while its innovative approach will make it appealing to readers in many fields, including philosophy, sociology, engineering, and industrial design.