STS.464 | Spring 2005 | Graduate

Cultural History of Technology

Seminar Discussions

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

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2005
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Written Assignments