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Bernhard Irrgang: Critics of Technological Lifeworld

Collection of Philosophical Essays

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Arun Kumar Tripathi

We live in a technologically mediated lifeworld and culture. Technologies either magnify or amplify human experiences. They can change the ways we live. Technology has been woven into the social and cultural fabric of different cultures. German phenomenologist philosopher Bernhard Irrgang for than 2 decades engaging with the questions, what role does technology play in everyday human experience? How do technological artefacts affect people’s existence and their relations with the world? And how do instruments, devices and apparatuses produce and transform human knowledge? Along with Albert Borgmann, Larry Hickman, Don Ihde, Carl Mitcham, Hans Poser, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Walther Zimmerli, contemporary German philosopher of technology Bernhard Irrgang provides a useful vocabulary for understanding the ways we relate to technology and to the world through technologies in different cultures.

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Design: Olaf Gloeckler, Atelier Platen, Friedberg Photo on Cover: Kabelsalat in Thailand Photographer: Steffen Steinert The publication of this anthology is carried out with the friendly assistance of the Department of Philosophy at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. ISSN 1861-423X ISBN 978-3-631-58570-2 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2011 All rights reserved. All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. www.peterlang.de E-ISBN 978-3-653-05024-0 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-05024-0

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