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Feenberg, Andrew

Works: 53 works in 309 publications in 8 languages and 19,152 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Andrew Feenberg
Questioning technology by Andrew Feenberg( )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this extraordinary introduction to the philosophy of technology, Andrew Feenberg argues that technological design is central to the social and political structure of modern societies. In his lucid and engaging style, Feenberg shows that technology is a medium of daily life. Every major technical change reverberates at countless levels: economic, political, religious, and cultural. If we continue to see the social and technical domains as being separate then we are essentially denying an integral part of our existence and our place in a democratic society. -- from back cover
Modernity and technology by Thomas J Misa( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If asked, most people would agree that there are deep connections between technology and the modern world, and even that technology is the truly distinctive feature of modernity. Until recently, however, there has been surprisingly little overlap between technology studies and modernity theory. The goal of this ambitious book is to lay the foundations for a new interdisciplinary field by closely examining the co-construction of technology and modernity. The book is divided into three parts. Part I lays the methodological groundwork for combining studies of technology and modernity, while integrating ideas drawn from feminism, critical theory, philosophy, sociology, and socioeconomics. Part II continues the methodological discussion, focusing on specific sociotechnical systems or technologies with prominent relations to modernity. Part III introduces practical and political issues by considering alternative modes of technology development and offering critiques of modern medicine, environmental technology, international development, and technology policy. The book as a whole suggests a broad research program that is both academic and applied and that will help us understand how contemporary societies can govern technologies instead of being governed by them.--provided by publisher
Technology and the politics of knowledge( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and the Politics of Knowledge responds to an ever-growing concern with technology in contemporary social thought. The leading figures in the current philosophical study of technology address such complex and hotly debated issues as the place of science and technical knowledge in the political sphere, the role of individual choice and citizen virtue in a technological society, the relevance of gender to technical innovation, the contributions of Habermas and Heidegger to thinking on technology, and the political and moral implications of innovation in such diverse fields as the media and reproductive technologies
When poetry ruled the streets : the French May events of 1968 by Andrew Feenberg( )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than a history, this book is a passionate reliving of the French May Events of 1968. The authors, ardent participants in the movement in Paris, documented the unfolding events as they pelted the police and ran from the tear gas grenades. Their account is imbued with the impassioned efforts of the students to ignite political awareness throughout society. Feenberg and Freedman select documents, graffiti, brochures, and posters from the movement and use them as testaments to a very different and exciting time. Their commentary, informed by the subsequent development of French culture and politics, offers useful background information and historical context for what may be the last great revolutionary challenge to the capitalist system."--Jacket
Between reason and experience : essays in technology and modernity by Andrew Feenberg( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The technologies, markets, and administrations of today's knowledge society are in crisis. We face recurring disasters in every domain: climate change, energy shortages, economic meltdown. The system is broken, despite everything the technocrats claim to know about science, technology, and economics. These problems are exacerbated by the fact that today powerful technologies have unforeseen effects that disrupt everyday life; the new masters of technology are not restrained by the lessons of experience, and accelerate change to the point where society is in constant turmoil. In Between Reason and Experience, leading philosopher of technology Andrew Feenberg makes a case for the interdependence of reason--scientific knowledge, technical rationality--and experience. Feenberg examines different aspects of the tangled relationship between technology and society from the perspective of critical theory of technology, an approach he has pioneered over the past twenty years. Feenberg points to two examples of democratic interventions into technology: the Internet (in which user initiative has influenced design) and the environmental movement (in which science coordinates with protest and policy). He examines methodological applications of critical theory of technology to the case of the French Minitel computing network and to the relationship between national culture and technology in Japan. Finally, Feenberg considers the philosophies of technology of Heidegger, Habermas, Latour, and Marcuse. The gradual extension of democracy into the technical sphere, Feenberg argues, is one of the great political transformations of our time
Alternative modernity : the technical turn in philosophy and social theory by Andrew Feenberg( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new collection of essays, Andrew Feenberg argues that conflicts over the design and organization of the technical systems that structure our society shape deep choices for the future. A pioneer in the philosophy of technology, Feenberg demonstrates the continuing vitality of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School. He calls into question the anti-technological stance commonly associated with its theoretical legacy and argues that technology contains potentialities that could be developed as the basis for an alternative form of modern society
(Re)inventing the internet : critical case studies by Andrew Feenberg( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although it has been in existence for over three decades, the internet remains a contested technology. Its governance and role in civic life, education, and entertainment are all still openly disputed and debated. The issues include censorship and network control, privacy and surveillance, the political impact of activist blogging, peer to peer file sharing, the effects of video games on children, and many others. Media conglomerates, government and users all contribute shaping the forms and functions of the Internet as the limits and potentialities of the technologies are tested and extended. What is most surprising about the Internet is the proliferation of controversies and conflicts in which the creativity of ordinary users plays a central role. The title, (Re)Inventing the Internet, refers to this extraordinary flowering of agency in a society that tends to reduce its members to passive spectators. This collection presents a series of critical case studies that examine specific sites of change and contestation. These cover a range of phenomena including computer gaming cultures, online education, surveillance and the mutual shaping of digital technologies and civic life."--Publisher's website
Transforming technology : a critical theory revisited by Andrew Feenberg( )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern technology is more than just a neutral tool: it is the framework of our civilization and shapes our way of life. Social critics claim that we must choose between this way of life and human values. In this thoroughly revised new edition of Critical Theory of Technology, Andrew Feenberg challenges that pessimistic outlook. This book reexamines the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor - as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems - is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development. This new edition of a classic work reflects the growing emphasis of the past ten years on the fields of technological and cultural studies."--Jacket
Heidegger and Marcuse : the catastrophe and redemption of history by Andrew Feenberg( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short book contrasts the philosophies of technology of Heidegger and Marcus, and relates their work to contemporary technology studies. Feenberg sets out the historical and theoretical background of the debate, then discusses each philosopher's theory in turn
Lukács, Marx, and the sources of critical theory by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le jeune Marx appelait à une « réalisation de la philosophie » par la révolution. Celle-ci est ipso facto devenue un concept central du marxisme, ce que Lukács et l’École de Francfort ont approfondi chacun dans sa perspective. Ces penseurs ont fait valoir que les problèmes philosophiques fondamentaux sont, en réalité, des problèmes sociaux, mais conçus de manière abstraite. Philosophie de la praxis retrace l’évolution de cette proposition importante dans les écrits de Marx, Lukács, Adorno et Marcuse. Il en ressort que ce thème non seulement doit rester central dans les débats entourant la théorie marxiste, la philosophie continentale et la technique, mais offre un angle fécond pour aborder la crise de la rationalité actuelle, que l’on a par trop négligée."--Page 4 de la couverture
Critical theory of technology by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcuse : critical theory & the promise of utopia by Robert B Pippin( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community in the digital age : Philosophy and practice by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community in the Digital Age features the latest, most challenging work in an important and fast-changing field, providing a forum for some of the leading North American social scientists and philosophers concerned with the social and political implications of this new technology. Their provocative arguments touch on all sides of the debate surrounding the Internet, community, and democracy
Heidegger, Marcuse and technology : the catastrophe and redemption of enlightenment by Andrew Feenberg( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short book contrasts the philosophies of technology of Heidegger and Marcuse, one of Heidegger's star pupils, and relates their work to contemporary technology studies. Feenberg sets out the historical and theoretical background of the debate, then discusses each philosopher's theory in turn, and ends with an important analysis of the implications for contemporary technology studies. Although Heidegger's work in the philosophy of technology is widely discussed and has already been addressed in a handful of books, Marcuse's work has been largely overlooked. This book will be the first to c
The philosophy of praxis : Marx, Lukács, and the Frankfurt School by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Feenberg's subtle and wide-ranging study of Lukacs' History and Class Consciousness reaches forward to Marcuse and the Frankfurt School and backwards into Marx's 1844 manuscripts. The book offers a whole new framework in which to grasp the history of Marxist theory, at the same time restoring Marcuse's centrality in it."--Fredric Jameson "A model of lucid and sophisticated intellectual history."--Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley
The essential Marcuse : selected writings of philosopher and social critic Herbert Marcuse by Herbert Marcuse( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The Essential Marcuse provides an overview of Herbert Marcuse's political and philosophical writing over four decades, with excerpts from his major books as well as essays from various academic journals. The most influential radical philosopher of the 1960s, Marcuse's writings are noteworthy for their uncompromising opposition to both capitalism and communism. His words are as relevant to today's society as they were at the time they were written
Technosystem : the social life of reason by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a world of technical systems, designed in accordance with technical disciplines and operated by a personnel trained in those disciplines. This is a unique form of social organization without historical precedent. It overshadows traditional democratic institutions and largely determines our way of life. Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason reconstructs the idea of democracy for this brave new world. The author draws on the tradition of radical social criticism represented by Herbert Marcuse and the Frankfurt School as well as contemporary Science and Technology Studies (STS). The social critics recognized the role of instrumental rationality in modern societies, but they did not analyze any actual technologies in detail, nor did they develop a convincing theory of democratic resistance to the new forms of domination by rational systems. STS has developed methods of analysis for a fine-grained study of technology. Technosystem brings these methods to bear on the resistances emerging in the world described by the radical social critics of the Frankfurt School.--
Pour une théorie critique de la technique by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teoría crítica de la tecnología by Andrew Feenberg( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology, modernity, and democracy : essays by Andrew Feenberg by Andrew Feenberg( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important collection of essays by Andrew Feenberg presents his critical theory of technology, an innovative approach to philosophy and sociology of technology based on a synthesis of ideas drawn from STS and Frankfurt School Critical Theory. The volume includes chapters on citizenship, modernity, and Heidegger and Marcuse
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Modernity and technology
Modernity and technologyTechnology and the politics of knowledgeWhen poetry ruled the streets : the French May events of 1968Between reason and experience : essays in technology and modernityAlternative modernity : the technical turn in philosophy and social theoryTransforming technology : a critical theory revisitedHeidegger and Marcuse : the catastrophe and redemption of historyMarcuse : critical theory & the promise of utopia
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Andrew Feenberg filósofo canadiense

Andrew Feenberg kanadischer Philosoph

Andrew Feenberg philosophe canadien

Feenberg, Andrew, 1943-

Feenberg, Andrew Lewis

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