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Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

The Capability Approach, Technology and Design

Editors: Oosterlaken, Ilse, van den Hoven, Jeroen (Eds.)

  • First book to apply the capability approach of Martha Nussbaum and Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen to technology and design
  • Great policy relevance: technology is crucial to justice and development challenges in the 21st century
  • Well-balanced mixture of theoretical reflections and practical applications
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About this book

The capability approach of Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen places human capabilities at the centre stage of discussions about justice, equality, development and the quality of life. It rejects too much emphasis on mere preference satisfaction or resource provision and highlights the importance of human agency and freedom. This approach has already significantly influenced different fields of application, such as economics and development studies. Only recently have scholars started to explore its relevance for and application to the area of technology and design, which can be crucial factors in the expansion of human capabilities. How does technology influence human capabilities? What difference could a capability approach make to policies and practices of applying ICT in development processes in the South? How can we criticize and improve the design of technology from the perspective of the capability approach?

The authors of this volume explore the implications of the capability approach for technology & design and together create the first volume on this emerging topic.

About the authors

Ilse Oosterlaken is one of the pioneering authors in the area of the capability approach, technology and design. She is co-founder of a thematic group on this topic within the Human Development & Capability Association (HDCA) and organizer of the very successful 2011 HDCA conference, with 'innovation' as its theme. Recently she was co-guest-editor of a special issue of Ethics and Information Technology on the capability approach.

Jeroen van den Hoven is scientific director of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology and full professor in moral philosophy at TU Delft, specializing in the ethics of information technology. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Ethics and Information Technology. He is project leader of an NWO-funded multidisciplinary research project ‘Technology for Development – A Capability Approach’, in which co-editor Ilse Oosterlaken also works as one of the researchers.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Capability Approach, Technology and Design: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

    Oosterlaken, Ilse

    Pages 3-26

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  • Human Capabilities and Technology

    Hoven, Jeroen

    Pages 27-36

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  • Liberation from/Liberation within: Examining One Laptop per Child with Amartya Sen and Bruno Latour

    Kullman, Kim (et al.)

    Pages 39-55

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  • Evaluating Emerging ICTs: A Critical Capability Approach of Technology

    Zheng, Yingqin (et al.)

    Pages 57-76

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  • “How I Learned to Love the Robot”: Capabilities, Information Technologies, and Elderly Care

    Coeckelbergh, Mark

    Pages 77-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Capability Approach, Technology and Design
Editors
  • Ilse Oosterlaken
  • Jeroen van den Hoven
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3879-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3879-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3878-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9917-2
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 258
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