A course on the fundamental questions concerning the nature, ethics, and politics of technology. What is technology, and how does any particular historical manifestation of it affect the promise and perils of human life? How does technology both express something fundamentally human, and reshape what it means to be human? Are you becoming your digital self? How intelligent is Artificial Intelligence? What does technological progress mean for those left behind? What does it mean to lose touch with the material world of objects in the face of the virtue world of screen mediated life and work?
Syllabus and Schedule of Readings
Schedule of Assignments
General Online Resources
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on “Philosophy of Technology”
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on “Philosophy of Technology”
Techné: A Journal on the Philosophy of Technology