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Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology

Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2008

Postphenomenology: Historical and Contemporary Horizons

Dennis M. Weiss
Pages 110-119

Human—Technology—World

This essay examines Don Ihde’s postphenomological philosophy of technology through the lens of philosophical anthropology, that sub-discipline of philosophy concerned with the nature and place of the human being. While Ihde’s philosophical corpus and its reception in Postphenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde indicate rich resources for thinking about human nature, several themes receive too little attention in both, including the nature of the human being, the emergence of the posthuman, and the place of the human being in our contemporary pluriculture.

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