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Feenberg, Andrew

Works: 46 works in 278 publications in 9 languages and 18,122 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: T14, 601
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Most widely held works about Andrew Feenberg
Most widely held works by Andrew Feenberg
Lukács, Marx, and the sources of critical theory by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questioning technology by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text aims to convince the reader that it is vital to learn more about technology in order to live with it and manage it
Critical theory of technology by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and the politics of knowledge( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 460 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
Alternative modernity : the technical turn in philosophy and social theory by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 412 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
Marcuse : critical theory & the promise of utopia by Robert B Pippin( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming technology : a critical theory revisited by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 347 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
Modernity and technology by Thomas J Misa( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 341 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
When poetry ruled the streets : the French May events of 1968 by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 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
Community in the digital age : Philosophy and practice by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 297 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 and Marcuse : the catastrophe and redemption of history by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 295 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
Between reason and experience : essays in technology and modernity by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 262 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
The philosophy of praxis : Marx, Lukács, and the Frankfurt School by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 195 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 177 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
(Re)inventing the internet : critical case studies by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 102 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
Más allá de la supervivencia : el debate ecológico by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour une théorie critique de la technique by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ke xuan ze de xian dai xing by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidegger, Marcuse and technology : the catastrophe and redemption of enlightenment by Andrew Feenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Teoría crítica de la tecnología by Andrew Feenberg( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Technology and the politics of knowledge
Alternative Names
Andrew Feenberg filósofo canadiense

Andrew Feenberg kanadischer Philosoph

Andrew Feenberg philosophe canadien

Feenberg, Andrew, 1943-

Feenberg, Andrew Lewis

اندرو فینبرگ


フィーンバーグ, アンドリュー

フィーンバーグ, アンドルー

芬伯格, 安徳鲁

Technology and the politics of knowledgeAlternative modernity : the technical turn in philosophy and social theoryMarcuse : critical theory & the promise of utopiaTransforming technology : a critical theory revisitedModernity and technologyWhen poetry ruled the streets : the French May events of 1968Community in the digital age : Philosophy and practiceHeidegger and Marcuse : the catastrophe and redemption of history