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Medical Technics

2019
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.

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.

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