Chasing Technoscience: Matrix for Materiality

Author:   Don Ihde ,  Evan Selinger
Publisher:   Indiana University Press
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9780253216069


Pages:   264
Publication Date:   25 May 2003
Format:   Paperback
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Although often absent from the considerations of philosophers, sociologists and anthropologists, the material dimension plays an important and even essential role in the practices of the sciences. This volume begins to redress this absence by bringing together four prominent figures who make technoscience, or science embodied in its technologies, a central theme of their work. Through lively personal interviews and substantive essays, the ideas of Andrew Pickering, Don Ihde, Donna Haraway and Bruno Latour are brought to bear on the question of materiality in technoscience. The work of these theorists is then compared and critiqued in essays by colleagues.

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Author:   Don Ihde ,  Evan Selinger
Publisher:   Indiana University Press
Imprint:   Indiana University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.041kg
ISBN:  

9780253216069


ISBN 10:   0253216060
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   25 May 2003
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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... an original, quirky, and illuminating collection of material concerning the relatively new and exciting field of technoscience studies... [T]he editors' choice of multiple approaches to the work of four major figures is wholly suited to clarifying their unorthodox and consequently somewhat elusive philosophical positions. Robert Scharff


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Don Ihde is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is Director of the Technoscience Research Group at Stony Brook and is affiliated with the History of Science and Women's Studies programs. He is the author of thirteen other books, including Instrumental Realism and Technology and the Lifeworld (both Indiana University Press). Evan Selinger is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he is writing his dissertation on the topic of expertise and authority. His publications include Dreyfus on Expertise: The Limits of Phenomenological Analysis, which appeared in Continental Philosophy Review.

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