By Carl Mitcham (auth.), Paul T. Durbin (eds.)
Since it might probably appear unusual for a brand new sequence first of all quantity three, a observe of clarification is so as. The sequence, Philosophy and expertise, inaugurated during this shape with this quantity, is the reputable booklet of the Society for Philosophy & know-how. nearly one quantity every year is tobe released, alternating among court cases volumes - taken from contributions to biennial foreign meetings of the Society - and miscellaneous volumes, with approximately the nature of a pro society magazine. The forerunners of the sequence in its current shape have been complaints volumes: Philosophy and know-how (1983), edited via Paul T. Durbin and Friedrich Rapp, and Philosophy and expertise //: details expertise and pcs in thought and perform (1986), edited by way of Carl Mitcham and Alois Huning - either released (as volumes eighty and ninety, respectively) within the sequence, Boston reports within the Philosophy of technology. The Society for Philosophy & know-how, now greater than ten years previous, is dedicated to the advertising of philosophical schalarship that bargains in a single means or one other with know-how and technological society. "Philosophical scholarship" is interpreted widely as together with contribu tions from any and all views; the only requirement is that the schalarship be sound, and all contributions to the sequence are topic to rigorous blind refereeing. "Technology," the opposite half the philos ophy-and-technology pairing, can be construed broadly.