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Democratizing Technology
Democratizing Technology (October 2006)
Andrew Feenberg's Critical Theory of Technology
Tyler J. Veak - Editor

The first volume to critically engage the work of Andrew Feenberg.

Largely because of the Internet and the new economy, technology has become the buzzword of our culture. But what is it, and how does it affect our lives? More importantly, can we control and shape it, or does it control us? In short, can we make technology more democratic? Using the work of Andrew Feenberg, one of the most important and original fig...(Read More)
 
 
The Evolution of Death
The Evolution of Death (October 2006)
Why We Are Living Longer
Stanley Shostak - Author

Argues that death is not unchanging, but rather has evolved over time.

In The Evolution of Death, the follow-up to Becoming Immortal: Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy, also published by SUNY Press, Stanley Shostak argues that death, like life, can evolve. Observing that literature, philosophy, religion, genetics, physics, and gerontology still struggle to explain why we die, Shostak explores the ...(Read More)
 
 
Sins against Science
Sins against Science (September 2006)
The Scientific Media Hoaxes of Poe, Twain, and Others
Lynda Walsh - Author

Recounts the fake news stories, written from 1830 to 1880, about scientific and technological discoveries, and the effect these hoaxes had on readers and their trust in science.

Lynda Walsh explores a provocative era in American history—the proliferation of fake news stories about scientific and technological discoveries from 1830 to 1880. These hoaxes, which fooled thousands of readers, offer a first-hand lo...(Read More)
 
 
Postphenomenology
Postphenomenology (July 2006)
A Critical Companion to Ihde
Evan Selinger - Editor

Critically engages the work of the philosopher Don Ihde.

Postphenomenology is the first book devoted exclusively to the interpretation and advancement of prominent phenomenologist Don Ihde’s landmark contributions to history, philosophy, sociology, science, sound studies, and technology studies. Ihde has made a direct and lasting impact on the study of technological experience across the disciplines an...(Read More)
 
 
Copula
Copula (June 2006)
Sexual Technologies, Reproductive Powers
Robyn Ferrell - Author

Explores the conceptual schema underlying our understanding of reproductive technologies.

How will the ability to manipulate human reproduction change our social world and the relationship between the sexes? Taking an explicitly interdisciplinary approach to gender and reproductive technology, Robyn Ferrell examines this question in the light of feminist theories of sexual equality and sexual difference, arguing tha...(Read More)
 
 
Owning the Genome
Owning the Genome (March 2004)
A Moral Analysis of DNA Patenting
David B. Resnik - Author

A clear, introductory overview of the issues surrounding gene patenting.

DNA patenting has emerged as a hot topic in science policy and bioethics as private companies and government agencies spend billions of dollars on genetic research and development in a race to identify, sequence, and analyze DNA from human, animal, and plant species. David B. Resnik's Owning the Genome explores the ethical, social, philoso...(Read More)
 
 
A Parliament of Science
A Parliament of Science (September 2003)
Science for the 21st Century
Michael Tobias - Editor
Teun Timmers - Editor
Gill Wright - Editor

Interviews with scientific leaders focus on the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology.

Based on interviews with eighteen prominent scientists and public policymakers from around the globe, A Parliament of Science provides a rich overview of the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology in the twenty-first century. What can we hope for? What must we fear? How can scie...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphor and Knowledge
Metaphor and Knowledge (July 2003)
The Challenges of Writing Science
Ken Baake - Author
Stephen A. Bernhardt - Foreword by

Analyzing the power of metaphor in the rhetoric of science, this book examines the use of words to express complex scientific concepts.

Metaphor and Knowledge
offers a sweeping history of rhetoric and metaphor in science, delving into questions about how language constitutes knowledge. Weaving together insights from a group of scientists at the Santa Fe Institute as they shape the new interdisciplinary field of complexit...(Read More)
 
 
The Challenges of Ivan Illich
The Challenges of Ivan Illich (July 2002)
A Collective Reflection
Lee Hoinacki - Editor
Carl Mitcham - Editor

Original essays explore the thought and influence of philosopher, educator, social critic, and theologian Ivan Illich.

This unique collection examines the man Utne Reader has called “the greatest social critic of the twentieth century.” The essays—all by people Illich has influenced personally—discuss how his life and thought have affected conceptualization, study, and practice of psychotherap...(Read More)
 
 
Becoming Immortal
Becoming Immortal (April 2002)
Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy
Stanley Shostak - Author

Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.

Providing the philosophical, practical, and theoretical leverage for abandoning evolution and development in favor of engineering human beings, Becoming Immortal examines the directions biological change might take if civilization were to take charge of its own destiny. With the aid of embryonic man...(Read More)
 
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