Medical Technics

2020
Author:

Don Ihde

Medical Technics

A personal account of the aging body and advanced technologies by a preeminent philosopher of technology

Medical Technics offers experiential and postphenomenological analyses of technologies such as sonography and microsurgery, and ultimately asks what it means to increasingly become a cyborg.

More than anything, its embodied approach to knowing the world reminds us that without critical vigilance unreconstructed visions of technology may ripple out and reduce the riches of human thought and creativity to quantity.

Leonardo Reviews

Medical Technics is a rigorous examination of how medical progress has modified our worlds and contributed to a virtual revolution in longevity. Don Ihde offers a unique autobiographical tour of medical events experienced in a decade, beginning in his 70s. Ihde offers experiential and postphenomenological analyses of technologies such as sonography and microsurgery, and ultimately asks what it means to increasingly become a cyborg.

Medical Technics

Don Ihde is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Stony Brook University, New York.

Medical Technics

More than anything, its embodied approach to knowing the world reminds us that without critical vigilance unreconstructed visions of technology may ripple out and reduce the riches of human thought and creativity to quantity.

Leonardo Reviews