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Philosophy of Technology – University of Twente

Learn about the impact of technology on society Explore the philosophy of technology and mediation theory focused on design Understanding and designing the relations between technology and society In every aspect of our lives we make use of all kinds of technologies Technologies can anticipate needs or solve problems and they can extend or enhance human capacities and activities Technologies have made life easier but also complicated our world In this course you will get acquainted with some key approaches in philosophy of technology and design The course focuses on the relations between humans and technologies You will learn how philosophy can help us understand the social implications of technologies And you will find out how to apply these insights in the practice of design Evaluate some classical thinkers in philosophy of technology Reflect on the power of technology are humans still in Explore the contemporary philosophical approach of technological mediation Engage in case studies to get insights in the impact of technology on society and human life Debate the ethical dimension of technology and apply this to design Discuss the ethical limits of designing technologies that influence our behaviour Analyze the ethical dimensions of Artificial Intelligence

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