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Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology

Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2008

Postphenomenology: Historical and Contemporary Horizons

Larry A. Hickman
Pages 99-104

Postphenomenology and Pragmatism
Closer Than You Might Think?

In this commentary on Evan Selinger’s book Postphenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde, I begin with Carl Mitcham’s claim that with respect to Don Ihde’s “postphenomenology” there are “challenges both to and from pragmatism.” I discuss four points on which postphenomenology and pragmatism seem to be in agreement, and then two points on which I believe pragmatism offers a program that socially thicker.

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