Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology
Philosophers of technology are not playing the public role which our own theoretical perspectives motivate us to take. A great variety of theories and perspectives within philosophy of technology, including those of Marcuse, Feenberg, Borgmann, Ihde, Michelfelder, Bush, Winner, Latour, and Verbeek, either support or directly call for various sorts of intervention—a call that we have failed to adequately heed. Barriers to such intervention are discussed, and three proposals for reform are advanced: (1) post-publication peer-reviewed reprinting of public philosophy, (2) increased emphasis on true open access publication, and (3) increased efforts to publicize and adapt traditional academic research.
Original Publication Citation
Wittkower, Dylan E., Evan Selinger and Lucinda Rush. "Public Philosophy of Technology." Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 17, no. 2 (2013). doi: 10.5840/techne201311141
Wittkower, Dylan E.; Selinger, Evan; and Rush, Lucinda, "Public Philosophy of Technology" (2013). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 2.