Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

Spanish Philosophy of Technology

Contemporary Work from the Spanish Speaking Community

Editors: Laspra, Belén, López Cerezo, José Antonio (Eds.)

  • Details, in English, contemporary thought in the philosophy of technology in Spanish speaking countriesExplores the ontological and epistemological aspects of technology, ethical issues, development and innovation, and new technological frontiers
  • Includes case studies
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This volume features essays that detail the distinctive ways authors and researchers in Spanish speaking countries express their thoughts on contemporary philosophy of technology. Written in English but fully capturing a Spanish perspective, the essays bring the views and ideas of pioneer authors and many new ones to an international readership.

Coverage explores key topics in the philosophy of technology, the ontological and epistemological aspects of technology, development and innovation, and new technological frontiers like nanotechnology and cloud computing. In addition, the book features case studies on philosophical queries.

Readers will discover such voices as Miguel Ángel Quintanilla and Javier Echeverría, who are main references in the current landscape of philosophy of technology both in Spain and Spanish speaking countries; José Luis Luján, who is a leading Spanish author in research about technological risk; and Emilio Muñoz, former head of the Spanish National Research Council and an authority on Spanish science policy.

The volume also covers thinkers in American Spanish speaking countries, such as Jorge Linares, an influential researcher in ethical issues; Judith Sutz, who has a very recognized work on social issues concerning innovation; Carlos Osorio, who focuses his work on technological determinism and the social appropriation of technology; and Diego Lawler, an important researcher in the ontological aspects of technology.

About the authors

Belén Laspra is a research fellow at the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan (United States). She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Oviedo; Master in Social Studies of Science (University of Oviedo), and Master in ICT and e-learning (Group 9 Universities).She was researcher fellowship at the University of Tampere (Finland) through a Erasmus pre-doctoral program. During five years was pre-doctoral researcher fellowship at the University of Oviedo. Her research focuses on the scientific culture and public understanding of science. She is author and editor of several publications, has participated in many international and national congress, and has joined a number of national research projects. She is also member of the Group of Social Studies of Science (CTS Group).

José Antonio López Cerezo is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oviedo (Spain). He holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Valencia (Spain) and was subsequently post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki (Finland). His research focuses on social studies of science. He is author and editor of numerous books, and has published in national and international journals in the field of scientific culture, public participation and public understanding of science. He has been main researcher on several national projects, as well as various outreach programs and communication of science and technology. He is Director of the Group of Social Studies of Science (CTS Group) of the University of Oviedo and Coordinator of the STS Network, Science Program, Organization for Ibero-American States (OEI).

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Atomism, Artefacts, and Affordances

    Vega Encabo, Jesús (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Praxeology Approaches Technology: The Ontology and Epistemology of Our Technological Practices

    Lawler, Diego

    Pages 17-30

  • Synthetic Life: Organisms, Machines, and the Nature of Synthetic Biology Products

    Parente, Diego

    Pages 31-41

  • Valuing Reprogenetic Technologies: Bringing Insights from the Philosophy of Technology to Bioethics

    de Melo-Martín, Inmaculada

    Pages 45-58

  • Regulatory Science: Between Technology and Society

    Luis Luján, José (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spanish Philosophy of Technology
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Work from the Spanish Speaking Community
Editors
  • Belén Laspra
  • José Antonio López Cerezo
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71958-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71958-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71957-3
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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