This is a philosophical book about technology and its relationship with society. The author explains/argues that there are two main sets of theories about this. Transforming Technology has 29 ratings and 3 reviews. John Carter said: Feenberg’s analysis and critique of theories of technology is strong and tremendo . Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the.

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This is a tecunology book about technology and its relationship with society. The former considers technology as a tool, that can be used for different and possibly opposed purposes: Hence it is independent also in relation to politics, for example with respect with socialism and capitalism.

Transforming Technology – Andrew Feenberg – Oxford University Press

For tecnnology reason, technology is seen as an improving factor, that increases efficiency in every era, society and country. As a contrast to this, the substantive theory views technology as shaping human society and expanding in every possible space. Not only is it not neutral, but it fosters a further adoption of even more technology. The result is that technology becomes a cultural system that takes over humanity, technology becomes autonomous.

Feenberg is proposing to the reader a third way: Feenberg intent to show how a re-design of technology permits the realization of a more socially equal civilization. The main points in his theory are:. Within this perspective for example the Soviet Union only addressed a central production planning with state-owned capital, that was still perpetrating a capitalistic condition on the workers let alone the absence of personal freedom, that can in no way be defined as marxist.

Since technology was not re-designed with new social purposes embodied in it, workers were still subject to control from above and unsatisfying working conditions, feebberg generally missing of the socialist goal of self-fulfillment.

Using critical theory a new direction for civilization is possible: The idea of efficiency or of optimization necessary for the use of technology has not to be abandoned: Through this analysis he comes to the formulation of the critical theory resumed above. Subsequentially he discusses the role of computers: He asserts that the networked computer, used for communication, as opposed to the use of computer for automation, can be a democratic tool.


I can only agree with him, and remark how different was the view of Ellul in this regard The Technological System, already reviewed. Feenberg also thinks that networked computers can be used for distance learning, a service that can improve culture and democracy provided that it is not used only as a cost-cutting strategy and that the teaching system does not try to channel communications between students in a rigid, bounded and mediated way.

This implicitly implies a technological determinism in which innovation can follow only a well determined path in every culture, region or civilization. Feenberg believes that both technological determinism and convergence theory are wrong. It is always possible to express different values in fdenberg technological artifacts and hence the technological development will diverge for technoloy that design their artifacts differently. Moreover, since artifacts influence the society in which they are used, different designs will make also their respective societies diverge.

The view on technology given by Feenberg seems to me reasonable and nearer to the truth in respect to substantive and instrumental theories.

This book enlightens topics that rarely are visible technooogy our eyes.

Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited

It should be read by anyone that has a naive concept about the influence that technology has on humans, and by anyone that is convinced that policy making does not include the technological design transfoorming details. The speed of the trading system, and the number of signals generated will depend on the length of the simple moving averages.

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The main points in his theory are: Hence we have to design technology in the right way, considering our desired social achievements. There is a part of technology that is general neutralbut its instantiation is always biased toward a certain purpose. Annie Theewis 03 Sep When did you publish this review? Ruggero Rossi 03 Sep It has been published on 8th August Sex Steroid Hormones Sale 13 Tecjnology They could often violate the law and also the rights of others.

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