An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Technology

By Jeffrey Shaw.

Published by The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies

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This study begins with a definition of technology provided by Carl Mitcham. It then goes on to evaluate this definition by applying some of Jacques Ellul's thinking, as well as that of Lewis Mumford. Some of Nietzsche's literary work is also used as a template through which to view Mitcham's claim. What impact might technology have on the human condition, and how might these philosophers help us to discern what that impact might be?

Keywords: Interdisciplinary, Science and Technology, Ellul, Mumford, Nietzsche

The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 499.408KB).

Dr. Jeffrey Shaw

Adjunct Professor, General Studies, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, USA