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University of Washington

1. Sample, Matthew. Evaluating Neural Futures: Good Technoscience and the Challenge of Co-Production.

Degree: PhD, 2016, University of Washington

If we look beyond just the hypotheses, models, or evidence of technoscience, there are a variety of entangled, normative issues to be examined. Science and engineering enable the creation of new identities, change existing ways of life, and reflect collective visions for society. Accordingly, I use this dissertation to suggest how philosophy of science can address this challenge, taking the "co-production" of knowledge and social order (Jasanoff 2004) as my starting point. I argue, first, that constructivist science and technology studies, rather than precluding philosophy, lay the foundation for ethically and politically-sensitive philosophy of science. Second, I assess promising theoretical frameworks from Helen Longino, Lorraine Code, and Heather Douglas; each provides resources to evaluate technoscience, but require some changes to avoid traditional philosophical blindspots. Third, I shift to a more detailed consideration of neural engineering, as a test case for my interdisciplinary methodology. Ultimately, I propose a pragmatist conception of "good" (rather than true) technoscience, adopt a modest understanding of scholarly expertise, and call for a new philosophy of the field. Advisors/Committee Members: Wylie, Alison (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: BCI; co-production; epistemology; neural engineering; technoscience; Philosophy of science; Ethics; philosophy

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APA (6th Edition):

Sample, M. (2016). Evaluating Neural Futures: Good Technoscience and the Challenge of Co-Production. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Washington. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1773/36808

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sample, Matthew. “Evaluating Neural Futures: Good Technoscience and the Challenge of Co-Production.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Washington. Accessed January 19, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1773/36808.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sample, Matthew. “Evaluating Neural Futures: Good Technoscience and the Challenge of Co-Production.” 2016. Web. 19 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Sample M. Evaluating Neural Futures: Good Technoscience and the Challenge of Co-Production. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Washington; 2016. [cited 2021 Jan 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/36808.

Council of Science Editors:

Sample M. Evaluating Neural Futures: Good Technoscience and the Challenge of Co-Production. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Washington; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/36808


Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul

2. Amarante, Adriano Armando. Religações de saberes em tempos de rede : tecnociência, filosofia e educação.

Degree: 2015, Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul

A presente tese parte da premissa de que o contexto de transformações radicais nas Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação (TICs) desdobra-se em mudanças de toda ordem societal, proporcionando, especialmente, novos modos de subjetivação e cognição a partir da condição habitativa da rede. Tendo isso em vista, examina-se a dissociação entre a cultura tecnocientífica e a cultura das humanidades, ainda presente no modo de produção educacional contemporâneo, a partir das formulações elaboradas por C.P. Snow e Edgar Morin. Discutem-se também alguns parâmetros dos diagnósticos e analisam-se as divergências e pontos comuns nas proposições de ambos os autores. Em um segundo momento, a problemática das “duas culturas” é o pano de fundo de uma reflexão sobre a possibilidade de uma Filosofia da Tecnociência constituir-se em uma estratégia pedagógica relevante para o exercício escolar de religação de saberes, considerando a transversalidade, as hibridações, as tramas multidimensionais e os movimentos transfronteiriços que emergem com os fenômenos tecnocientíficos contemporâneos. Sendo assim, estrategicamente propõe-se a emergência de práticas pedagógicas de matriz filosófica no horizonte transdisciplinar das questões tecnocientíficas. Por fim, entende-se que o atual contexto das tecnologias da conectividade engendra um novo paradigma de inteligibilidade a partir das redes, colaborando para a emergência de um ethos de religação que repercute significativamente no problema das “duas culturas” e na cartografia do saber.

This thesis assumes that the context of radical changes in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unfolds changes of all societal order, especially providing new forms of subjectivation and cognition from the inhabiting condition in the network. With this in mind, it examines the dissociation between technoscientific culture and the culture of the humanities still present in the contemporary educational production mode, from the formulations developed by C.P. Snow and Edgar Morin. Some parameters of diagnoses are also discussed and the differences and similarities in the propositions of both authors are analyzed. In a second moment, the issue of " the two cultures" is the background for a reflection on the possibility of constituting a Philosophy of Technoscience as a relevant pedagogical strategy for the school exercise of reconnecting knowledge, taking into account the transversality, the hybridizations, the multidimensional plots and transborder movements that emerge with contemporary technoscientific phenomena. Therefore, the emergence of pedagogical practices of philosophical roots in the transdisciplinary horizon of technoscientific issues is strategically proposed. Finally, it is understood that the current context of connectivity technologies engenders a new paradigm of intelligibility from the networks, contributing to the emergence of an ethos of reconnection that significantly affects the issue of two cultures and the cartography of knowledge.

Advisors/Committee Members: Dorneles, Malvina do Amaral.

Subjects/Keywords: Education; Transdisciplinaridade; Tecnologia; Philosophy of technoscience; Transdisciplinarity; Ciência; Reconnection of knowledge; Education; Networks

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APA (6th Edition):

Amarante, A. A. (2015). Religações de saberes em tempos de rede : tecnociência, filosofia e educação. (Thesis). Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10183/131890

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Amarante, Adriano Armando. “Religações de saberes em tempos de rede : tecnociência, filosofia e educação.” 2015. Thesis, Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul. Accessed January 19, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10183/131890.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Amarante, Adriano Armando. “Religações de saberes em tempos de rede : tecnociência, filosofia e educação.” 2015. Web. 19 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Amarante AA. Religações de saberes em tempos de rede : tecnociência, filosofia e educação. [Internet] [Thesis]. Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul; 2015. [cited 2021 Jan 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10183/131890.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Amarante AA. Religações de saberes em tempos de rede : tecnociência, filosofia e educação. [Thesis]. Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10183/131890

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Toronto

3. Rosales, Janna. When the "Twilight of Justice" Meets the "Dawn of Nanotechnology" : A Critique of Transhumanism and the Technological Imperative in the Light of George Grant's Moral Philosophy.

Degree: 2009, University of Toronto

This dissertation examines how contemporary Western ethical perspectives frame moral judgments about technologies intended to expand or enhance human abilities. Of particular interest are technological advances that involve nanotechnology, a realm of technoscience that seeks the precise control of matter through deliberately designing structures, devices, and processes with novel and useful properties at the molecular scale. In this thesis I analyze trends in the emerging dialogue about the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology. There is growing awareness that technological “progress” should not outpace critical reflection over the means and ends of those advances, but I argue that there is a tension between the role of ethics and the practice of technoscience. By ethics I mean ongoing public discussion that contemplates what it means to live a “good life” and that maintains limits to human actions. By contrast, the practice of technoscience appears to be guided by the “technological imperative” which holds that we can only know what is good by first figuring out what is possible. Despite concerted interdisciplinary efforts to address the broad range of ethical issues posed by nanotechnology’s proposed goals, the prevailing tone of the current discussion tends to reveal what I call a “technoprogressive” bias, or the belief that technological development is a primary way to improve the human estate and that it leads inevitably to cumulative progress. However, because technoprogressive commentary on nanotechnology focuses on concerns that are framed mainly in terms of risk assessment, cost-benefit analyses, and utilitarian principles, technoprogressive ethics overlooks crucial ethical questions of a different nature, questions that deal with the limits of human action, the nature of justice, and the meaning of being human. To analyze the implications of technoprogressive ethics, I employ the moral philosophy of Canadian thinker George Grant because he articulates an underrepresented yet valuable critique of Western society’s relationship with technology. Grant speaks for a type of transcendental moral realism that challenges the primacy of the technological imperative, insisting that justice ultimately must be grounded upon non-negotiable limits, and that there are objective norms to which human freedom and human self-assertion have to answer.

PhD

Advisors/Committee Members: Schmidt, Larry, Religion, Study of.

Subjects/Keywords: technology; ethics; nanotechnology; George Grant; moral philosophy; transhumanism; progress; technoscience; social and ethical implications of nanotechnology; technoprogressivism; technological imperative; nihilism; justice and love; tyranny; 0422

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APA (6th Edition):

Rosales, J. (2009). When the "Twilight of Justice" Meets the "Dawn of Nanotechnology" : A Critique of Transhumanism and the Technological Imperative in the Light of George Grant's Moral Philosophy. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Toronto. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17824

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rosales, Janna. “When the "Twilight of Justice" Meets the "Dawn of Nanotechnology" : A Critique of Transhumanism and the Technological Imperative in the Light of George Grant's Moral Philosophy.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Toronto. Accessed January 19, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17824.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rosales, Janna. “When the "Twilight of Justice" Meets the "Dawn of Nanotechnology" : A Critique of Transhumanism and the Technological Imperative in the Light of George Grant's Moral Philosophy.” 2009. Web. 19 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Rosales J. When the "Twilight of Justice" Meets the "Dawn of Nanotechnology" : A Critique of Transhumanism and the Technological Imperative in the Light of George Grant's Moral Philosophy. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Toronto; 2009. [cited 2021 Jan 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17824.

Council of Science Editors:

Rosales J. When the "Twilight of Justice" Meets the "Dawn of Nanotechnology" : A Critique of Transhumanism and the Technological Imperative in the Light of George Grant's Moral Philosophy. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Toronto; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17824

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