The Oxford professor of philosophy and ‘the ethics of information’ says methods for discussing the ethics of information technology have been latent in philosophy from its origins. He picks the best books on the philosophy of information.
Technics and Civilization
by Lewis Mumford
Autonomous Technology – Technics-Out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought
by Langdon Winner
Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life
by Albert Borgmann
Does Technology Drive History? The Dilemma of Technological Determinism
by Edited by Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx
Philosophy of Technology
by Edited by Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen and Evan Selinger
It’s easy to be impressed by the latest gadgets and comment on how much has changed since we started using them. But how often do we really take a step back and think about technological advances in their broader context? Belarussian tech commentator, Evgeny Morozov, picks the best books on the philosophy of technology.