Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology
School of Communication
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
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515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5K3
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Andrew Feenberg is Canada Research Chair in
Philosophy of Technology in the
Dr. Feenberg is the author of Lukacs,
Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory (Oxford University Press, 1986), Critical
Theory of Technology (Oxford University Press, 1991), Alternative Modernity
(University of California Press, 1995), Questioning Technology (Routledge,
1999), and Heidegger
and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History (Routledge 2005).
A second edition of Critical Theory of Technology appeared
Dr. Feenberg is also co-editor of Marcuse: Critical Theory and the Promise of Utopia (Bergin and Garvey Press, 1988), Technology and the Politics of Knowledge (Indiana University Press, 1995), Technology and Modernity (MIT Press, 2003), Community in the Digital Age: Philosophy and Practice, (Rowman and Littlefield in 2004), and The Essential Marcuse (Beacon Press, 2007).
Translations of several of these books are available. Critical Theory of Technology has appeared in a Japanese edition with Hosei University Press, 1995. An abridged version of Questioning Technology appeared with the Scandinavian University Press in Norwegian in 1999. An Italian translation of Questioning Technology was published by ETAS (Rizzoli) in 2002. Questioning Technology appeared in French with La Découverte and Japanese with Iwanami Press in 2004. Chinese translations of Alternative Modernity and Transforming Technology appeared in 2003 and 2005 respectively.
Dr. Feenberg is one of the six philosophers discussed in Hans Achterhuis, ed. American Philosophy of Technology (Indiana University Press, 2001). A book on Dr. Feenberg's work entitled Democratizing Technology: Building on Andrew Feenberg's Philosophy of Technology was published by the State University of New York Press in 2006. A special issue of Social Epistemology on his work will appear in the fall of 2007.
In addition to his work on Critical Theory and technology studies, Dr. Feenberg has published on Japanese philosophy. He is also recognized as an early innovator in the field of online communication. He has done research on online community for the National Science Foundation and directed an online communication software project under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education of the US Department of Education. He is currently studying online education under a grant from the Social Science Research Council of Canada. Dr. Feenberg is on the International Advisory Board of New Media & Society, and the Genomics, Society and Ethics Advisory Committee of Genome British Columbia. Additional information and a complete curriculum vitae are available on his web page at www.sfu.ca/~andrewf.