Philosophy and Technology
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An inquiry into technology, its values and relevance to the human condition. What are the conceptual implications of the technological order? Some topics discussed: the distinction between tools and technology; technological development and values; engineering ethics and technology transfer; technology, interpersonal relationships, and alienation; technological domination of nature; art and technology; comparative examination of different philosophies of technology; appropriate technology; mastery of design of technology practices.
Prerequisites: Third-year standing, or permission of the department.
Undergraduate course in Philosophy offered by the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities.