STS.464 | Spring 2005 | Graduate

Cultural History of Technology


LEC # Topics
1 What is “Technology” in the Contemporary World?
2 The Context of Classical and Early Modern Philosophy
3 The Enlightenment and the Belief in Progress
4 The Romantic Reaction
5 The Novel
6 The Marxist Critique of Capitalism
7 Culture: High v. Low; Traditional v. Democratic
8 Systems and Networks
9 Modernism: Socio-Economic and Aesthetic
10 Engineering: Mentality, Vocation, Institution
11 Ecological Crisis
12 What Made “Technology” Necessary?

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Spring 2005
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