Amor Technologiae: Marshall McLuhan as Philosopher of Technology

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Can media theorist Marshall McLuhan be "read" as a full-blown philosopher of technology? In this presentation we attempt to do so, by reformulating his ideas in the context of a systematic "philosophy of media." The concept of "human-technology relationships" is deployed as guiding metaphor. And we proceed, practically, by synthesizing his approach with that of contemporary philosophers of technology, hence constituting a crucial overall link between the disciplines of Media Ecology and contemporary Philosophy of Technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColloquium of the Department of Philosophy
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2012
EventUnknown -
Duration: 19 Apr 2012 → …

Publication series

NameColloquium of the Department of Philosophy


Period19/04/12 → …


  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Media Theory
  • Marshall McLuhan
  • Media Ecology
  • Philosophy of Media


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