•  94
    Our moral condition in cyberspace
    Ethics and Information Technology 2 (3): 147-152. 2000.
    Some kinds of technological change not only trigger new ethical problems, but also give rise to questions about those very approaches to addressing ethical problems that have been relied upon in the past. Writing in the aftermath of World War II, Hans Jonas called for a new ``ethics of responsibility,'' based on the reasoning that modern technology dramatically divorces our moral condition from the assumptions under which standard ethical theories were first conceived. Can a similar claim be mad…Read more
  •  49
    Dirty Hands, Speculative Minds, and Smart Machines
    Philosophy and Technology 24 (1): 55-68. 2011.
    In 2003, Peter Singer and others sounded a warning in the pages of the journal Nanotechnology that research into the ethical, social, and legal implications of nanotechnology was increasingly lagging behind research into nanotechnology itself. More recently, Alfred Nordmann and Arie Rip have argued that while the pace of ELSI inquiry has now picked up, the inquiry itself is focused far too much on hypothetical and futuristic scenarios. But might there be advantages for ethicists and philosophers…Read more
  •  43
    Sustaining Engineering Codes of Ethics for the Twenty-First Century
    with Sharon A. Jones
    Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (1): 237-258. 2013.
    How much responsibility ought a professional engineer to have with regard to supporting basic principles of sustainable development? While within the United States, professional engineering societies, as reflected in their codes of ethics, differ in their responses to this question, none of these professional societies has yet to put the engineer’s responsibility toward sustainability on a par with commitments to public safety, health, and welfare. In this paper, we aim to suggest that sustainab…Read more
  •  42
    Interpreting Signatures (Nietzsche/Heidegger): Two Questions
    with Jacques Derrida and Richard E. Palmer
    Philosophy and Literature 10 (2): 246-262. 1986.
  •  41
    Driving While Beagleated
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 18 (1/2): 117-132. 2014.
    In this contribution to the philosophical debate over distracted driving, I defend the idea that talking on the cell phone while driving is an activity that ought neither to be regulated by public policy means nor addressed by means of automotive safety design features, such as the augmented-reality windshield. I arrive at this conclusion through taking a phenomenologically-influenced look at what an average driver pays attention to during the act of driving an automobile. More specifically, I s…Read more
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    This chapter appreciates the way focal things may counterbalance devices. It finds that Borgmann's evaluation of the device paradigm does not always bear out for individual devices. Simply because a technological object can be classified as a device does not necessarily mean that it will have the negative effects on engagement and human relationships that Borgmann's theory predicts; some devices actually foster these values, illustrating the chapter's points with a study done on women's use of t…Read more
  •  34
    Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human–Technology Relations
    with Don Ihde, Lenore Langsdorf, Kirk M. Besmer, Aud Sissel Hoel, Annamaria Carusi, Marie-Christine Nizzi, Fernando Secomandi, Asle Kiran, Yoni Van Den Eede, Frances Bottenberg, Chris Kaposy, Adam Rosenfeld, Jan Kyrre Berg O. Friis, Andrew Feenberg, and Albert Borgmann
    Lexington Books. 2015.
    This book provides an introduction to postphenomenology, an emerging school of thought in the philosophy of technology and science and technology studies, which addresses the relationships users develop with the devices they use
  •  34
    Dialogue and Deconstruction: The Gadamer-Derrida Encounter
    with Richard E. Palmer
    State University of New York Press. 1989.
    Text of and reflection on the 1981 encounter between Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jacques Derrida, which featured a dialogue between hermeneutics in Germany and post-structuralism in France. <br
  •  21
    Jacques Lacan and the Adventure of Insight
    International Studies in Philosophy 22 (1): 98-99. 1990.
  •  20
    Editorial: Introducing the New Editorial Team
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 18 (1/2): 1-2. 2014.
    This article is currently available as a free download on ingentaconnect
  •  13
    Experiencing Historical Objects in a Technological World
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 3 (4): 69-73. 1987.
  •  12
    Philosophy of Engineering, East and West
    with Rita Armstrong, Erik W. Armstrong, James L. Barnes, Susan K. Barnes, Roberto Bartholo, Terry Bristol, Cao Dongming, Cao Xu, Carleton Christensen, Chen Jia, Cheng Yifa, Christelle Didier, Paul T. Durbin, Michael J. Dyrenfurth, Fang Yibing, Donald Hector, Li Bocong, Li Lei, Liu Dachun, Heinz C. Luegenbiehl, Carl Mitcham, Suzanne Moon, Byron Newberry, Jim Petrie, Hans Poser, Domício Proença, Qian Wei, Wim Ravesteijn, Viola Schiaffonati, Édison Renato Silva, Patrick Simonnin, Mario Verdicchio, Sun Lie, Wang Bin, Wang Dazhou, Wang Guoyu, Wang Jian, Wang Nan, Yin Ruiyu, Yin Wenjuan, Yuan Deyu, Zhao Junhai, Baichun Zhang, and Zhang Kang
    Springer Verlag. 2018.
    This co-edited volume compares Chinese and Western experiences of engineering, technology, and development. In doing so, it builds a bridge between the East and West and advances a dialogue in the philosophy of engineering. Divided into three parts, the book starts with studies on epistemological and ontological issues, with a special focus on engineering design, creativity, management, feasibility, and sustainability. Part II considers relationships between the history and philosophy of enginee…Read more
  •  11
    Urban Wildlife Ethics
    Environmental Ethics 40 (2): 101-117. 2018.
    Philosophical reflections on our ethical responsibilities toward urban wildlife populations have tended to be based on a “parallel planes” framework. This framework is insufficient when it comes to looking after the well-being of city-dwelling wild animals. A different starting-point in thinking about urban wildlife ethics, informed by phenomenology, can bring a number of possible obligations to the fore—for example, an ethics of attentiveness, flexibility, adjustment, and change; virtues associ…Read more
  •  6
    Building on the breakthrough text Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda, this book offers 30 chapters covering conceptual and substantive developments in the philosophy of engineering, along with a series of critical reflections by engineering practitioners. The volume demonstrates how reflective engineering can contribute to a better understanding of engineering identity and explores how integrating engineering and philosophy could lead to innovation in engineering methods, design and …Read more
  •  6
    Philosophy and Engineering: Exploring Boundaries, Expanding Connections (edited book)
    with Byron Newberry and Qin Zhu
    Springer. 2016.
    This volume, the result of an ongoing bridge building effort among engineers and humanists, addresses a variety of philosophical, ethical, and policy issues emanating from engineering and technology. Interwoven through its chapters are two themes, often held in tension with one another: “Exploring Boundaries” and “Expanding Connections.” “Expanding Connections” highlights contributions that look to philosophy for insight into some of the challenges engineers face in working with policy makers, l…Read more
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    Section 4. Post-Durbin
    with Peter Kroes, Philip Brey, and Sven Ove Hansson
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 24 (4): 30-46. 2020.
  • Another Elephant in the Room
    Journal of Engineering Studies 7 (2-3): 156-158. 2015.
  • Risk, Disequilibrium, and Virtue
    Technology in Society 52 (February): 32-38. 2018.