Modern technology and the flight from architecture
As a graduate student at Duquesne University in the 1970s, I had the good fortune to study phenomenology and Continental philosophy of science with Lester Embree. In seminars that covered both the human and natural sciences I was exposed to philosophical issues and problems – primarily in the works of Alfred Schutz – that continue to shape and influence my research and teaching. When I asked Embree to direct my doctoral dissertation, he suggested I consider writing on a related field of studies that was then emerging in philosophy and other disciplines as arguably equal in importance to philosophy of science. After immersing myself in the works of Hans Jonas, Don Ihde, and Edward Ballard, I became convinced that the burgeoning philosophy of technology was in fact the logical outcome of my philosophical concerns, which had revolved around the occlusion of the lifeworld in the wake of the undeniable successes of the natural sciences since Galileo.
Full citation [Harvard style]:
Casey, T. (2010)., Modern technology and the flight from architecture, in T. Nenon & P. Blosser (eds.), Advancing phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 371-392.
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