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New and Published Books

  1. Eschatology and the Technological Future

    By Michael S. Burdett

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The rapid advancement of technology has led to an explosion of speculative theories about what the future of humankind may look like. These "technological futurisms" have arisen from significant advances in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology and are drawing...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Parallels and Responses to Curricular Innovation

    The Possibilities of Posthumanistic Education

    By Brad Petitfils

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    This volume explores two radical shifts in history and subsequent responses in curricular spaces: the move from oral to print culture during the transition between the 15th and 16th centuries and the rise of the Jesuits, and the move from print to digital culture during the transition between the...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Posthuman Life

    Philosophy at the Edge of the Human

    By David Roden

    We imagine posthumans as humans made superhumanly intelligent or resilient by future advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Many argue that these enhanced people might live better lives; others fear that tinkering with our nature will undermine our...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Metaphysics of Technology

    By David Skrbina

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society

    Edited by Daniel Lee Kleinman, Kelly Moore

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both from long-established and relatively young disciplines. From its origins in...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Email and Ethics

    Style and Ethical Relations in Computer-Mediated Communications

    By Emma Rooksby

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    E-mail and Ethics explores the ways in which interpersonal relations are affected by being conducted via computer-mediated communication.The advent of this channel of communication has prompted a renewed investigation into the nature and value of forms of human association. Rooksby addresses these...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Law, Human Agency and Autonomic Computing

    The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology

    Edited by Mireille Hildebrandt, Antoinette Rouvroy

    Law, Human Agency and Autonomic Computing interrogates the legal implications of the notion and experience of human agency implied by the emerging paradigm of autonomic computing, and the socio-technical infrastructures it supports. The development of autonomic computing and ambient...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. A Philosophy of Material Culture

    Action, Function, and Mind

    By Beth Preston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book focuses on material culture as a subject of philosophical inquiry and promotes the philosophical study of material culture by articulating some of the central and difficult issues raised by this topic and providing innovative solutions to them, most notably an account of improvised action...

    Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Arguing About Bioethics

    Edited by Stephen Holland

    Series: Arguing About Philosophy

    Arguing About Bioethics is a fresh and exciting collection of essential readings in bioethics, offering a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the field. Influential contributions from established philosophers and bioethicists, such as Peter Singer, Thomas Nagel, Judith Jarvis Thomson and...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Information Services Design

    A Design Science Approach for Sustainable Knowledge

    By Fons Wijnhoven

    Series: Routledge Studies in Organization and Systems

    Information services are economic and organizational activities for informing people. Because informing is changing rapidly under the influence of internet-technologies, this book presents in Chapter 1 fundamental notions of information and knowledge, based on philosopher C.W. Churchman’s inquiring...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge