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PHIL 3430: Philosophy of Technology

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Moral and other philosophical problems related to developments in technology. Topics may include conditions under which technological innovations contribute to human emancipation, relationship of technology and democracy, utility and limits of technical rationality, and problems of ensuring that benefits of technological advance are communally shared. Topics discussed with reference to such issues as contemporary developments in microelectronics, technology transfer to the Third World, etc. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)