PHIX - Philosophy Education Abroad

PHIX301 Philosophy of Technology and Human Values (3 Credits)

In our age, it is undeniable that human beings are technological creatures. Techne, that is, artful craftsmanship, has increasingly been enhancing our experiences, fulfilling our desires, and broadening our abilities, both on a large scale and in the daily lives of individuals. Do we control technology or does it control us? Is technology part of nature or an instrument to human ends? How can we respond critically to the use and development of technology? In this course, we examine such pressing questions from specifically Scandinavian, ethical, social, environmental, and philosophical perspectives.

Additional Information: This course is offered as part of the Maryland-in-Stockholm study abroad program. Students must apply for this program through Education Abroad: More information at Education Abroad processes registrations for this course on behalf of students.