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Heidegger's Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives

Don Ihde


Heidegger is the only thinker of his generation whose philosophy of technology is still widely read today. In it, he made three basic claims. First, he asserted that the essence of technology is not technological — that technology is not a neutral instrumentality. Second, he claimed that there is a qualitative difference between modern and traditional technologies. Third and most interestingly, he claimed that technology is a metaphysical perspective, a paradigmatic view of the whole of nature. Although Martin Heidegger remains recognized as a fo ... More

Keywords: Heidegger, philosophy of technology, metaphysical perspective, paradigmatic view, nature, bio-technology, nano-technology, info-technology, imaging, essentialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823233762
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823233762.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Don Ihde, author
Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University