Langdon Winner

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Langdon Winner (1944) is Thomas Phelan Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Works[edit]

Books
  • Autonomous Technology: Technics-out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought, MIT Press, 1977, x+386 pp. Reviews: Layton Jr. (Isis), Heims (Theory & Research in Social Education), Byrne (Nature and System), Ferkiss (American Political Science Rev), Weinstein (Theory and Society, 1981), Auerbach (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists).
    • Tecnología autónoma: la técnica incontrolada como objeto del pensamiento político, trans. Ramón Font Segura and Alberto Cardín Garay, Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 1979, 383 pp. (Spanish)
    • 자율적 테크놀로지와 정치철학, trans. 강정인, Acanet, 2000, 499 pp. (Korean)
    • Zi zhu xing ji shu: Zuo wei zheng zhi si xiang zhu ti de shi kong ji shu [自主性技术: 作为政治思想主题的失控技术], trans. Haiyan Yang, Beijing: Bei jing da xue chu ban she, 2014, 305 pp. (Chinese)
  • The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, University of Chicago Press, 1986, xiv+200 pp.
    • La ballena y el reactor: una búsqueda de los límites en la era de la alta tecnología, trans. Elizabeth B. Casals, Barcelona: Gedisa, 1987, 208 pp; 2nd ed., rev.ed. Javier Bustamante, 2008, 285 pp. (Spanish)
    • Kujira to genshiro: gijutsu no genkai o motomete [鯨と原子炉: 技術の限界を求めて], Tokyo: Kinokuniyashoten, 2000, 306 pp. (Japanese)
    • La baleine et le réacteur : à la recherche de limites au temps de la haute technologie, trans. & intro. Michel Puech, Paris: Descartes & Cie, 2002, 210 pp. (French)
    • 길을 묻는 테크놀로지 : 첨단 기술 시대의 한계를 찾아서, 씨·아이·알, 2010, xxv+306 pp. (Korean)
    • Balea eta erreaktorea : mugen bilaketa goi teknologiaren aroan, trans. Julen Kaltzada, Donostia: Gaiak, 2011. (Basque)
  • Political Ergonomics: Technological Design and the Quality of Public Life, Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum, 1987, 47 pp.
  • editor, with Andrew Feenberg and Torben Hviid Nielsen, Technology and Democracy: Technology in the Public Sphere, Oslo: Center for Technology and Culture, 1997.
  • editor, with Clive Dym, The International Journal of Engineering Education 19(1): "Social Dimensions of Engineering Design", Dublin: Tempus, 2003, 232 pp.
Book chapters, papers

Literature[edit]

  • Martijntje Smits, "Langdon Winner: technologie als schaduwconstitutie", in Van stoommachine tot cyborg: denken over techniek in de nieuwe wereld, ed. Hans Achterhuis, Ambo, 1997. (Dutch)
    • "Langdon Winner: Technology as a Shadow Constitution", in American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn, ed. Hans Achterhuis, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001, pp 147-170.

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