Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology
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The beginnings of SPT were foreshadowed in 1975 and 1977 with two conferences at the University of Delaware. At the second, a decision was made to attempt to form a society of philosophers interested in studying the phenomena associated with (mostly modern) technology. In 1978, the first society publication appeared, an annual with the optimistic title, Research in Philosophy & Technology volume 1 (JAI Press). In 1981, a series of international conferences was initiated in Bad Homburg, (then) West Germany, with subsequent conferences every other year on alternating sides of the Atlantic Ocean. At the third conference, in Twente, The Netherlands, the decision was made to change publishers in hopes of reaching a broader audience, and a new book series, Philosophy and Technology, was begun with Kluwer Academic Publishers. RPT published regular volumes and two supplements;and is still thriving today, under other auspices. P&T, the Kluwer series, included eleven volumes before it was discontinued in 1994. The electronic edition began in 1995 and represents both HTML and PDF versions of the printed publication.
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