Albert Borgmann

Albert Borgmann

Regents Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Office: LA 149
Email: albert.borgmann@umontana.edu
Fax: (406) 243-5313
Office Hours:

TWR, 10:00-10:30 AM and by appointment in LA 149.

By phone: 243 2792; or by email: albert.borgmann@umontana.edu


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Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Regents Professor of Philosophy

Courses

PHL 455 and PHL 510

Education

MA in German Literature, University of Illinois

Ph.D in Philosophy, University of Munich

Research Interests

Philosophy of Society and Culture

Field of Study

Philosophy of Society and Culture

Selected Publications

Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country (University of Chicago Press, 2007).

Holding On to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium (University of Chicago Press, 1999; 2nd printing 2000).

Crossing the Postmodern Divide (University of Chicago Press, 1992; 5th printing 1998; Chinese translation 2003).

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life:  A Philosophical Inquiry (University of Chicago Press, 1984; 5th printing 1997).

 

 

Albert Borgmann Department of Philosophy The University of Montana Missoula, Montana 59812-5780 Bibliography 1. Books and Monographs "Die ontologischen Grundlagen der Newman'schen Philosophie," Newman-Studien 7 (1967): 8- 125. The Philosophy of Language: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1974. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984; 5th printing 1997. With the assistance of Carl Mitcham, "The Question of Heidegger and Technology: A Critical Review of the Literature," Philosophy Today 23 (1987): 97-194. Crossing the Postmodern Divide. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992; 5th printing 1998. Chinese translation 2003. Holding On to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999; 2nd printing 2000. Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2003. Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. 2. Articles "The Transformation of Heidegger's Thought," The Personalist 47 (1966): 484-99, reprinted in Philosophy Today, no. 1, ed. Jerry H. Gill (New York: MacMillan, 1968) 139-57. "Philosophy and the Concern for Man," Philosophy Today 10 (1966): 236-46. "Language in Heidegger's Philosophy," Journal of Existentialism, 7 (1966-67): 161-80. "Sprache als System und Ereignis," Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, 21 (1967): 570- 89. "Heidegger and Symbolic Logic," Heidegger and the Quest for Truth, ed. Manfred Frings (Chicago: Quandrangle, 1968), 139-62; substantially revised version in Heidegger and Modern Philosophy, ed. Michael Murray (New Haven: Yale UP 1978), 3-22. "The Place of Theology in a Technological World," NCEA Bulletin 64 (1968): 28-33. "Technology and Reality," Man and World 4 (1971): 59-69. "Orientation in Technology," Philosophy Today 16 (1972): 135-47. "Functionalism in Science and Technology," Proceedings of the XVth World Congress of Philosophy (Sofia: Sofia Press Production Centre, 1973-75), 2: 31-36. "The Explanation of Technology," Research in Philosophy and Technology 1 (1978): 99-118. "Mind, Body, and World," Philosophical Forum 8 (1976): 68-86. "Freedom and Determinism in a Technological Setting," Research in Philosophy and Technology 2 (1979): 79-90. Polish translation in Czlowiek I Swiatopoglad 8-9 (1979): 70-84. "Should Montana Share Its Coal? Technology and Public Policy," Research in Philosophy of Technology 3 (1980): 287-311. "Technology and Nature in Europe and America," International Dimensions of the Environmental Crisis, ed. Richard N. Barrett (Boulder, CO: Westview, 1982) 3-20. "The Good Life and Appropriate Technology," Research in Philosophy and Technology 6 (1983): 11-19. To be reprinted in Technology: Assessments and Alternatives, ed. Frederick Ferré (Herbert Johnson Publisher). "Christianity and the Cultural Center of Gravity," Listening 17 (1983): 93-102. "Technology and Democracy," Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (1984): 211-28; reprinted in Technology and Politics, ed. Michael E. Kraft and Norman J. Vig (Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1988). Spanish translation in Anthropos nos. 94-95 (1989): 57-67. "Prospects for the Theology of Technology," Theology and Technology, ed. Carl Mitcham and Jim Grote (Lanham, MD: UP of America, 1984): 305-22. "Amerikanische Zeitkritik nach Heidegger," Philosophisches Jahrbuch 112 (1985): 129-35. "Philosophical Reflections on the Microelectronic Revolution," in Philosophy and Technology II, ed. Carl Mitcham and Alois Huning, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Dordrecht: Reidel, 1986) 189-203. German version in Technikphilosophie im Zeitalter der Informationstechnik, ed. Mitcham and Huning (Braunschweig, Germany: Vieweg, 1986) 143-54. "Liberty, Festivity, and Poverty: Harvey Cox on Christianity and Technology," Philosophy Today 30 (1986): 179-90. "Republican Virtue in a Technological Society," Technological Change and the Transformation of America, ed. Charles Strain and Steven Goldberg (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 1987) 159-75. "The Invisibility of Contemporary Culture," Revue internationale de philosophie 41 (1987): 234-49. Referenced in Sociological Abstracts. "Reply" Technology and Contemporary Life, ed. Paul T. Durbin (Dordrecht: Reidel, 1988) 29-43. (This is the response to reviews by Professors Stanley Carpenter and Manfred Stanley, presented at a symposium of the American Philosophical Association on my Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life. The reviews are published in the same volume.) "Technology and the Crisis of Liberalism: Reflections on Michael Sandel's Work," Technological Transformations, ed. Joseph C. Pitt and Edwin Byrne (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1989) 105-22. "Texts and Things: Holding on to Reality," Lifeworld and Technology, ed. Timothy Casey and Lester Embree. (Washington DC: Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology and UP of America, 1990) 93-116. "The Unfortunate Results of Technology," USA Today Magazine 118 (May 1990): 55-56. mmm “Communities of Celebration: Technology and Public Life," Research in Philosophy and Technology 10 (1990): 315-45. "The Development of Technology in Eastern and Western Europe," Europe, America, and Technology: Philosophical Perspectives, ed. Paul T. Durbin (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1991) 1-11. "Die postmoderne Wende in der amerikanischen Philosophie," ZeitSchrift 40 (1991): 178-83. "Artificial Realities: Centering One's Life in an Advanced Technological Setting," The Presence of Feeling in Thought, ed. Bernard den Ouden and Marcia Moen (New York: Peter Lang, 1991) 191-214. "The Artificial and the Real: Reflections on Baudrillard's America," Jean Baudrillard: The Disappearance of Art and Politics, ed. William Stearns and William Chaloupka (New York: St. Martin's, 1992) 160-76. "Cosmopolitanism and Provincialism: On Heidegger's Errors and Insights," Philosophy Today 36 (1992): 131-45. "The Postmodern Economy," New Worlds, New Technologies, New Issues, ed. Stephen H. Cutliffe et al. (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh UP, 1992): 40-56. "Reply to Larry Hickman," Research in Philosophy and Technology 12 (1992): 345-47. "The Moral Significance of the Material Culture," Inquiry 35 (1992): 291-300, reprinted in Technology and the Politics of Knowledge, ed. Andrew Feenberg and Alastair Hannay (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995) 85-93. "The Moral Assessment of Technology," Democracy in a Technological Society, ed. Langdon Winner (Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer, 1992) 207-13. Reprinted in The Politics of Knowledge, ed. Andrew Feenberg and Alastair Hannay (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995). "Finding Philosophy," Falling in Love with Wisdom, ed. David D. Karnos and Robert G. Shoemaker (New York, Oxford UP, 1993) 157-60. "Artificial Intelligence and Human Personality," Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (1994): 271-83. "The Depth of Design," Discovering Design, ed. Victor Margolin and Richard Buchanan (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995) 13-22. "The Nature of Reality and the Reality of Nature," Reinventing Nature?, ed. Michael E. Soulé and Gary Lease (Island Press, 1995) 31-45. "Information and Reality at the Turn of the Century," Design Issues 11 (1995): 21-30. "Theory, Practice, Reality," Inquiry 38 (1995): 143-56. "Postmodern Ontology," Research in Philosophy and Technology 15 (1995): 223-26. "Does Philosophy Matter?" Technology in Society 17 (1995): 295- 309. "Celebrating the Dead - Reviving the Arts," High Ground 1 (1995). "The Meaning of Technology," The World and I, March 1996: 289-99. "Technology and the Crisis of Contemporary Culture," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 70 (1996): 33-44. "Bugbee on Philosophy and Modernity," Wilderness and the Heart, ed. Edward F. Mooney (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1999), pp 115-28. "Reply to My Critics," Technology and the Good Life?, ed. Eric Higgs, Andrew Light, and David Strong (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), pp. 341-70. "Information, Nearness, and Farness," The Robot in the Garden, ed. Ken Goldberg (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000), pp. 92-107. "The Transparency and Contingency of the Earth," Earth Matters, ed. Robert Frodeman (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2000), pp. 99-106. “Semiartificial Intelligence,” Heidegger, Coping, and Cognitive Science, ed. Mark Wrathall and Jeff Malpas (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000), pp. 197-205 and 369. "Heidegger and Ethics Beyond the Call of Duty," Appropriating Heidegger, ed. Mark Wrathall and James Faulconer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 68-81. "Information and Education at the Turn of the Century," Bridges 5 (1998): 133-53. "A Scarcity of Focal Things," Technology in Society 21 (1999): 191-99. "Gender, Nature, and Fidelity," Ethics and the Environment, 4 (2000): 131-42. "The Moral Complexion of Consumption," Journal of Consumer Research, 26 (2000): 418-22. “Information und Wirklichkeit,” Die Zukunft des Wissens, ed. Jürgen Mittelstrass (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2000), pp. 103-14. “Society in the Postmodern Era,” Washington Quarterly, 23 (2000): 189-200. “The Destitution of Space,” Harvard Design Magazine Winter/Spring 2000: pp. 12-17. “Opaque and Articulate Design,” International Journal of Technology and Design Education 11 (2001): 5-11. "Everyday Fortitude," Christianity Today 14 November 2001, pp. 16-21. "Contingency and Grace in an Age of Science and Technology," Theology Today 59 (2002), pp. 6-20. “On the Blessings of Calamity and the Burdens of Good Fortune,” Hedgehog Review, vol. 4 (2002), pp. 7-24. “The Headaches and Pleasures of General Education,” The Montana Professor, vol. 13 (Spring 2003), pp. 10-15. "Response to My Readers," Techne: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology 6 (2002), available at http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/v6n1/ August 13, 2003. "Kinds of Pragmatism", Techne: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology 7 (2003), available athttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/v7n1/borgmann.html October 27, 2003. “The Headaches and Pleasures of General Education,” The Montana Professor, vol. 13 (2003), pp. 10-15. “Is the Internet the Solution to the Problem of Community?” Community in the Digital Age, ed. Darin Barney and Andrew Feenberg (Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), pp. 53-67. “Mediating Between Science and Technology,” Postphenomenology, ed. Evan Selinger (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2006), pp. 247-55. “Technology and Trust,” The Bible in Transmission, Autumn 2004, vols. 11-17. “La technología y la búsqueda,” Techologia y Sociedad, vol. 2 (2005), pp. 81-93. “Art and Technology,” Art & Ideas, May 05-October 05, pp. 1-7. “Information and Inhabitation,” Philosophy Design Papers, vol. 3 (2004). Reprinted in Design Philosophy Papers: Collection Two, ed. Anne-Marie Willis (Ravensbourne, Australia: Team D/S/E Publications, 2005), pp. 10-19. “Technology,” A Companion to Heidegger, ed. Hubert Dreyfus and Mark Wrathall (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005), pp. 420-32. “Broken Symmetries: The Romantic Search for a Moral Cosmology,“ Philosophical Romanticism, ed. Nicolas Kompridis (London: Routledge, 2006), pp. 238-62. “A Moral Conception of Commodification,” The Moralization of the Markets, ed. Nico Stehr, Christoph Henning, and Bernd Weiler (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2006), pp. 193-211. “Technology as a Cultural Force: For Alena and Griffin,” The Canadian Journal of Sociology, vol. 31 (2006), pp. 351-60. “A Reply to My Critics [of Real American Ethics],” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, vol. 21 (2008), pp. 85-89. “Cyberspace, Cosmology, and the Meaning of Life,” Ubiquity, vol. 8 (2007), http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v8i07_borgmann.html “5 Questions,” Philosophy of Technology, ed. Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen and Evan Selinger (n.p.: Automatic Press, 2007), pp. 6-15. “Digital Law vs. Analog Lawyers,” The Montana Lawyer, vol. 33 (2008), pp. 7-9 and 32-33. “The Growth of Information and the Texture of Reality,” Explorations in Media Ecology, vol. 7, no. 4 (2008), pp. 241-54. “Traditional Culture and Global Commodification,” Bulletin of the Boston Theological Institute, vol. 8 (2008), pp. 18-23. “Does the Crisis of Global Warming Require a Spiritual Solution?” Truth and Grace: A Journal of Catholic Reflection for Southern Africa, vol. 25, no. 3 (2008), pp. 38-43. “Enclosure and Disclosure: On Content and Form in Architecture,” AI & Society, vol. 25 (2010), pp. 11-18. “How Not to Let a Crisis Go to Waste,” The Hedgehog Review, vol. 12, no. 2 (2010), p. 57. “I Miss the Hungry Years: Coping with Abundance,” The Montana Professor, vol. 21, no. 1 (2010), pp. 3-6. Reprinted in The Handbook of Design for Sustainability, ed. Stuart Walker and Jacques Girard (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), pp. 93-99. “Orientation in Technological Space,” First Monday, vol. 15, no. 15 (June 2010). “’. . . or is the question of being at once the most basic and the most concrete?’ On the Ambitions and Responsibilities of Contemporary American Philosophy,” AI & Society, vol. 25 (2010), pp. 19-26. “Reality and Technology,” Cambridge Journal of Economics, vol. 34 (2010), pp. 27-35. “Intelligence and the Limits of Codes,” Switching Codes, ed. Thomas Bartscherer and Roderick Coover (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), pp. 184-88. “The Here and Now: Theory, Technology, and Actuality,” Philosophy and Technology, vol. 24 (2011), pp. 5-17. “The Sacred and the Person,” Inquiry, vol. 54 (2011), pp. 183-94. “Contemplation in a Technological Era: Learning from Thomas Merton,” Merton Annual, vol. 24 (2011), pp. 54-66. Also published in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, vol. 64 (2012), pp. 3-10. “Response to Norm Friesen,” Techne, vol. 15, no. 3 (2011). “The Lure of Technology: Understanding and Reclaiming the World,” Crux, vol. 47 (2011), pp. 4-11, 20-28, and 36-44. “The Setting of the Scene: Technological Fixes and the Design of the Good Life,” Engineering the Climate, ed. Christopher Preston (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), pp. 189-99. “Matter Matters: Materiality in Philosophy, Physics, and Technology,” Materiality and Organizing, ed. Paul M. Leonardi, Bonnie A. Nardi, and Jannis Kalinikos (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 335-47. “Science, Ethics, and Technology and the Challenge of Global Warming,” Debating Science, ed. Dane Scott and Blake Francis (Amherst: Humanity Books, 2012), pp. 169-77. “The Collision of Plausibility with Reality: Lifting the Veil of the Ethical Neutrality of Technology,” Educational Technology, vol. 52 (2012), pp. 40-43. “A Turn to Comprehension and Competence,” Critical Making, ed. Garnet Hertz, 2012. “So Who Am I Really? Personal Identity in the Age of the Internet,” AI & Society, vol. 28 (2013), pp. “15-20. “From Electrons and Logic Gates to Everyday Life: On the Asymmetry of Technological Devices,” Synesis: A Journal of Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy, 2013, pp. T:4-T: 8. “Privacy Betrayed,” Montana Journalism Review, no. 43 (2014), p. 35. “Stability, Instability, and Phenomenology,” Postphenomenological Investigations, ed. Robert Rosenberger and Peter-Paul Verbeek (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015), pp. 247-52. 3. Major Reviews Review of William Barrett, The Illusion of Technique, Man and World 13 (1980): 458-65. Review of Don Ihde, Technics and Praxis, Philosophical Topics 12 (1982): 190-94. Review of Edward G. Ballard, Man and Technology and of Donald M. Borchert and David Stewart, eds., Being Human in a Technological Age, Man and World 15 (1982): 107-15. "Beyond Autonomous Technology?" A review of Langdon Winner, The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, Research in Philosophy and Technology 9 (1989): 199-204. Review of C.A. Bowers', The Cultural Dimensions of Educational, Computing, Journal for Educational Computing Research 6 (1990): 111-21. Review of E.F. Byrne, Work Inc.: A Philosophical Inquiry, Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1992): 159-61. Review of Don Ihde, Technology and Lifeworld, Research in Philosophy and Technology 13 (1993): 339-45. Review of Joseph D. Bronzino, Vincent H. Smith, and Maurice L. Wade, Medical Technology and Society, Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (1994): 287-90. Review of Ronald Tobey, Technology as Freedom in Research in Philosophy and Technology 19 (2000): 373-76. Review of William Miller, The Mystery of Courage, in Christian Century, 14 November 2001, pp. 16-21. Review of Peter-Paul Verbeek, What Things Do in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, August 1, 2005. 4. Minor Reviews Review of Walther Rehm, Späte Studien, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 65 (1966): 142-46. Review of Kurt Müller-Vollmer, Towards a Phenomenological Theory of Literature, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 65 (1966): 558-61. Review of Bernhard Welte, Auf der Spur des Ewigen, Caritas 67 (1966): 399-40. Review of N.A. Nikan, Sense, Understanding, and Reason, Philosophy East and West 18 (1968): 217-18. Review of Manfred Züfle, Prosa der Welt, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 69 (1970): 494-97. Review of Lauri Rauhala, Intentionality and the Problem of the Unconscious, Philosophy East and West 20 (1970): 431-32. Review of Christoph Eykman, Geschichtspessimismus in der deutschen Literatur des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 71 (1972): 302-04. Review of Hans Jaeger, Heidegger und die Sprache, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 72 (1973): 302-05. Review of Michael Zimmerman, Heidegger's Confrontation with Modernity, Isis 83 (1992): 166-67. Review of Charles Guignon, The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 94 (1995): 306-7. Studies in Philosophy 31 (1999): 131-32. Review of John Durham Peters, Speaking into the Air in TLS, 21 April 2000. Review of David Tabachnik and Toivo Koivukoski, eds., Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Sociology, vol. 31 (2006), pp. 155-57. Review of Louis Caruana, Science and Virtue, Review of Metaphysics, vol. 61 (2007-08), pp. 205-7.

Publications

Albert Borgmann

Department of Philosophy

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana  59812-5780

 

 

Bibliography

 

1.  Books and Monographs

 

"Die ontologischen Grundlagen der Newman'schen Philosophie," Newman-Studien 7 (1967):  8-

125.

 

The Philosophy of Language:  Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues. The Hague:  Martinus Nijhoff, 1974.

 

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life:  A Philosophical Inquiry.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1984; 5th printing 1997.

 

With the assistance of Carl Mitcham, "The Question of Heidegger   and Technology:  A Critical Review of the Literature," Philosophy Today 23 (1987): 97-194.

 

Crossing the Postmodern Divide.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1992; 5th printing 1998. Chinese translation 2003.

 

Holding On to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999; 2nd printing 2000.

 

Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2003.

 

Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

 

 

2.  Articles

 

"The Transformation of Heidegger's Thought,"  The Personalist 47 (1966): 484-99, reprinted in     Philosophy Today, no. 1, ed. Jerry H. Gill (New York:  MacMillan, 1968)  139-57.

 

"Philosophy and the Concern for Man,"  Philosophy Today 10 (1966):  236-46.

 

"Language in Heidegger's Philosophy,"  Journal of Existentialism, 7 (1966-67):  161-80.

 

"Sprache als System und Ereignis,"  Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, 21 (1967):  570-

              89.

 

 

 

"Heidegger and Symbolic Logic,"  Heidegger and the Quest for Truth, ed. Manfred Frings (Chicago:  Quandrangle, 1968), 139-62;  substantially revised version in Heidegger and Modern Philosophy, ed. Michael Murray (New Haven:  Yale UP 1978), 3-22.

 

 

"The Place of Theology in a Technological World,"  NCEA Bulletin 64 (1968):  28-33.

 

"Technology and Reality,"  Man and World  4 (1971):  59-69.

 

 

"Orientation in Technology," Philosophy Today  16 (1972):  135-47.

 

"Functionalism in Science and Technology," Proceedings of the XVth World Congress of             Philosophy (Sofia:  Sofia Press Production Centre, 1973-75), 2: 31-36.

 

"The Explanation of Technology,"  Research in Philosophy and Technology  1 (1978): 99-118.

 

"Mind, Body, and World,"  Philosophical Forum  8 (1976): 68-86.

 

"Freedom and Determinism in a Technological Setting," Research in Philosophy and Technology  2 (1979):  79-90.  Polish translation in Czlowiek I Swiatopoglad  8-9  (1979): 70-84.

 

"Should Montana Share Its Coal?  Technology and Public Policy,"

             Research in   Philosophy of  Technology  3 (1980):  287-311.

 

"Technology and Nature in Europe and America," International Dimensions of the

Environmental Crisis, ed. Richard N. Barrett (Boulder, CO:  Westview, 1982) 3-20.

 

"The Good Life and Appropriate Technology,"  Research in Philosophy and Technology  6 (1983): 11-19.  To be reprinted in Technology:  Assessments and Alternatives, ed. Frederick Ferré (Herbert Johnson Publisher).

 

"Christianity and the Cultural Center of Gravity," Listening 17 (1983): 93-102.

 

"Technology and Democracy,"  Research in Philosophy and Technology  7 (1984): 211-28; reprinted in Technology and Politics, ed. Michael E. Kraft and Norman J. Vig (Durham, NC:  Duke UP, 1988).  Spanish translation in Anthropos  nos. 94-95 (1989): 57-67.

 

"Prospects for the Theology of Technology," Theology and  Technology, ed. Carl Mitcham and Jim Grote (Lanham, MD:  UP of America, 1984):  305-22.

 

"Amerikanische Zeitkritik nach Heidegger,"  Philosophisches Jahrbuch 112 (1985): 129-35.

 

 

 

"Philosophical Reflections on the Microelectronic Revolution," in Philosophy and Technology II, ed. Carl Mitcham and Alois Huning, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Dordrecht:  Reidel, 1986) 189-203.  German version in Technikphilosophie im Zeitalter der Informationstechnik, ed. Mitcham and Huning (Braunschweig, Germany:  Vieweg, 1986) 143-54.

 

 

 

"Liberty, Festivity, and Poverty:  Harvey Cox on Christianity and Technology,"  Philosophy Today  30 (1986): 179-90.

 

 

"Republican Virtue in a Technological Society,"  Technological Change and the Transformation of America, ed. Charles Strain and Steven Goldberg (Carbondale, IL:  Southern Illinois UP, 1987)  159-75.

 

"The Invisibility of Contemporary Culture,"  Revue internationale de philosophie  41 (1987):  234-49.  Referenced in Sociological Abstracts.

 

"Reply"  Technology and Contemporary Life, ed. Paul T. Durbin (Dordrecht:  Reidel, 1988)  29-43.  (This is the response to reviews by Professors Stanley Carpenter and Manfred Stanley, presented at a symposium of the American Philosophical Association on my Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life.  The reviews are published in the same volume.)

 

"Technology and the Crisis of Liberalism:  Reflections on Michael Sandel's Work,"

 Technological Transformations, ed. Joseph C. Pitt and Edwin Byrne (Dordrecht:

  Kluwer, 1989) 105-22.

 

"Texts and Things:  Holding on to Reality,"   Lifeworld and Technology, ed. Timothy Casey and Lester Embree.  (Washington DC: Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology and UP of America, 1990) 93-116.

 

"The Unfortunate Results of Technology," USA Today Magazine 118 (May 1990): 55-56.

mmm

“Communities of Celebration:  Technology and Public Life," Research in Philosophy and Technology 10 (1990):  315-45.

 

"The Development of Technology in Eastern and Western Europe,"  Europe, America, and Technology:  Philosophical Perspectives, ed. Paul T. Durbin (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1991) 1-11.

 

"Die postmoderne Wende in der amerikanischen Philosophie," ZeitSchrift 40 (1991): 178-83.

 

 

"Artificial Realities:  Centering One's Life in an Advanced Technological Setting,"  The Presence of Feeling in Thought, ed. Bernard den Ouden and Marcia Moen (New York:  Peter Lang, 1991) 191-214.      

 

"The Artificial and the Real:  Reflections on Baudrillard's America,"  Jean Baudrillard: The Disappearance of Art and Politics, ed. William Stearns and William Chaloupka (New York:  St. Martin's, 1992) 160-76.

 

"Cosmopolitanism and Provincialism:  On Heidegger's Errors and    Insights,"  Philosophy Today 36 (1992): 131-45.                       

 

"The Postmodern Economy," New Worlds, New Technologies, New Issues, ed. Stephen H. Cutliffe et al. (Bethlehem, PA:  Lehigh UP, 1992): 40-56.             

 

"Reply to Larry Hickman," Research in Philosophy and Technology 12 (1992):  345-47. 

 

"The Moral Significance of the Material Culture," Inquiry 35 (1992):  291-300, reprinted in Technology and the Politics of Knowledge, ed. Andrew Feenberg and Alastair Hannay (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995) 85-93. 

                                   

"The Moral Assessment of Technology," Democracy in a Technological Society, ed. Langdon Winner (Dordrecht,             Netherlands:  Kluwer, 1992) 207-13.  Reprinted in The Politics of Knowledge, ed. Andrew Feenberg and Alastair Hannay (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995).   

 

"Finding Philosophy," Falling in Love with Wisdom, ed. David D.  Karnos and Robert G. Shoemaker (New York, Oxford UP, 1993)       157-60.

 

"Artificial Intelligence and Human Personality," Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (1994): 271-83.                                           

 

"The Depth of Design," Discovering Design, ed. Victor Margolin    and Richard Buchanan (Chicago:  U of Chicago P, 1995) 13-22.

 

"The Nature of Reality and the Reality of Nature," Reinventing Nature?, ed. Michael E. Soulé and Gary Lease (Island Press, 1995) 31-45.                

 

"Information and Reality at the Turn of the Century," Design Issues 11 (1995): 21-30.

 

"Theory, Practice, Reality," Inquiry 38 (1995): 143-56.

 

"Postmodern Ontology," Research in Philosophy and Technology 15 (1995): 223-26.                    

 

"Does Philosophy Matter?" Technology in Society 17 (1995): 295-  309.

 

"Celebrating the Dead - Reviving the Arts," High Ground 1 (1995).                       

 

"The Meaning of Technology," The World and I, March 1996: 289-99.                   

 

"Technology and the Crisis of Contemporary Culture," American Catholic Philosophical                Quarterly 70 (1996): 33-44.                        

 

"Bugbee on Philosophy and Modernity," Wilderness and the Heart, ed. Edward F. Mooney (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1999), pp 115-28.

 

 

"Reply to My Critics," Technology and the Good Life?, ed. Eric Higgs, Andrew Light, and David Strong (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), pp. 341-70.                   

 

"Information, Nearness, and Farness," The Robot in the Garden, ed. Ken Goldberg (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000), pp. 92-107.

 

"The Transparency and Contingency of the Earth," Earth Matters, ed. Robert Frodeman (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2000), pp. 99-106.

 

“Semiartificial Intelligence,” Heidegger, Coping, and Cognitive Science, ed. Mark Wrathall and Jeff Malpas (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000), pp. 197-205 and 369.                      

 

"Heidegger and Ethics Beyond the Call of Duty," Appropriating Heidegger, ed. Mark Wrathall and James Faulconer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 68-81.

 

"Information and Education at the Turn of the Century," Bridges 5 (1998): 133-53.

 

"A Scarcity of Focal Things," Technology in Society 21 (1999): 191-99.                 

 

"Gender, Nature, and Fidelity," Ethics and the Environment, 4 (2000): 131-42.

 

"The Moral Complexion of Consumption," Journal of Consumer Research, 26 (2000): 418-22.                  

“Information und Wirklichkeit,” Die Zukunft des Wissens, ed. Jürgen Mittelstrass (Berlin: 

            Akademie Verlag, 2000), pp. 103-14.

 

“Society in the Postmodern Era,” Washington Quarterly, 23 (2000): 189-200.

 

“The Destitution of Space,” Harvard Design Magazine Winter/Spring 2000: pp. 12-17.

 

“Opaque and Articulate Design,” International Journal of Technology and Design Education 11 (2001): 5-11.                                        

                                                                                                           

"Everyday Fortitude," Christianity Today 14 November 2001, pp. 16-21.

 

 

"Contingency and Grace in an Age of Science and Technology," Theology Today

            59 (2002), pp. 6-20.

 

 

“On the Blessings of Calamity and the Burdens of Good Fortune,” Hedgehog Review, vol. 4   (2002), pp. 7-24.

 

“The Headaches and Pleasures of General Education,” The Montana Professor, vol. 13 (Spring 2003), pp. 10-15.

 

"Response to My Readers," Techne: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology 6 (2002), available at http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/v6n1/ August 13, 2003.

 

"Kinds of Pragmatism", Techne: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology  7

            (2003), available athttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/v7n1/borgmann.html October 27, 2003.

 

“The Headaches and Pleasures of General Education,” The Montana Professor, vol. 13 (2003),

            pp. 10-15.

 

“Is the Internet the Solution to the Problem of Community?”  Community in the Digital Age, ed.

Darin Barney and Andrew Feenberg (Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), pp. 53-67.

 

 

“Mediating Between Science and Technology,”     

Postphenomenology, ed. Evan Selinger (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2006), pp. 247-55.

 

“Technology and Trust,” The Bible in Transmission, Autumn 2004, vols. 11-17.

 

“La technología y la búsqueda,” Techologia y Sociedad, vol. 2 (2005), pp. 81-93.

 

“Art and Technology,” Art & Ideas, May 05-October 05, pp. 1-7.

 

“Information and Inhabitation,” Philosophy Design Papers, vol. 3 (2004).  Reprinted in Design    Philosophy Papers: Collection Two, ed. Anne-Marie Willis (Ravensbourne, Australia: Team D/S/E Publications, 2005), pp. 10-19.

 

“Technology,” A Companion to Heidegger, ed. Hubert Dreyfus and Mark Wrathall (Malden,  MA: Blackwell, 2005), pp. 420-32.

 

“Broken Symmetries: The Romantic Search for a Moral Cosmology,“ Philosophical Romanticism, ed. Nicolas Kompridis (London: Routledge, 2006), pp. 238-62.

 

“A Moral Conception of Commodification,” The Moralization of the Markets, ed. Nico Stehr, Christoph Henning, and Bernd Weiler (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2006), pp. 193-211.

 

“Technology as a Cultural Force: For Alena and Griffin,” The Canadian Journal of Sociology, vol. 31 (2006), pp. 351-60.

 

“A Reply to My Critics [of Real American Ethics],” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, vol. 21 (2008), pp. 85-89.

 

“Cyberspace, Cosmology, and the Meaning of Life,” Ubiquity, vol. 8 (2007), http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v8i07_borgmann.html

 

“5 Questions,” Philosophy of Technology, ed. Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen and Evan Selinger (n.p.: Automatic Press, 2007), pp. 6-15.

 

“Digital Law vs. Analog Lawyers,” The Montana Lawyer, vol. 33 (2008), pp. 7-9 and 32-33.

 

“The Growth of Information and the Texture of Reality,” Explorations in Media Ecology, vol. 7, no. 4 (2008), pp. 241-54.

 

 

“Traditional Culture and Global Commodification,” Bulletin of the Boston Theological Institute, vol. 8 (2008), pp. 18-23.

 

“Does the Crisis of Global Warming Require a Spiritual Solution?” Truth and Grace: A Journal of Catholic Reflection for Southern Africa, vol. 25, no. 3 (2008), pp. 38-43.

 

“Enclosure and Disclosure: On Content and Form in Architecture,” AI & Society, vol. 25 (2010), pp. 11-18.

 

“How Not to Let a Crisis Go to Waste,” The Hedgehog Review, vol. 12, no. 2 (2010), p. 57.

 

“I Miss the Hungry Years: Coping with Abundance,” The Montana Professor, vol. 21, no. 1 (2010), pp. 3-6. Reprinted in The Handbook of Design for Sustainability, ed.

Stuart Walker and Jacques Girard (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), pp. 93-99.

 

“Orientation in Technological Space,” First Monday, vol. 15, no. 15 (June 2010).

 

“’. .  . or is the question of being at once the most basic and the most concrete?’ On the Ambitions and Responsibilities of Contemporary American Philosophy,” AI & Society, vol. 25 (2010), pp. 19-26.

 

“Reality and Technology,” Cambridge Journal of Economics, vol. 34 (2010), pp. 27-35.

 

“Intelligence and the Limits of Codes,” Switching Codes, ed. Thomas Bartscherer and Roderick Coover (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), pp. 184-88.

 

“The Here and Now: Theory, Technology, and Actuality,” Philosophy and Technology, vol. 24 (2011), pp. 5-17.

 

“The Sacred and the Person,” Inquiry, vol. 54 (2011), pp. 183-94.

 

“Contemplation in a Technological Era: Learning from Thomas Merton,” Merton Annual, vol. 24 (2011), pp. 54-66. Also published in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, vol. 64 (2012), pp. 3-10.

 

“Response to Norm Friesen,” Techne, vol. 15, no. 3 (2011).

 

“The Lure of Technology: Understanding and Reclaiming the World,” Crux, vol. 47 (2011), pp. 4-11, 20-28, and 36-44.

 

“The Setting of the Scene: Technological Fixes and the Design of the Good Life,” Engineering the Climate, ed. Christopher Preston (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), pp. 189-99.

 

“Matter Matters: Materiality in Philosophy, Physics, and Technology,” Materiality and Organizing, ed. Paul M. Leonardi, Bonnie A. Nardi, and Jannis Kalinikos (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp.  335-47.

 

“Science, Ethics, and Technology and the Challenge of Global Warming,” Debating Science, ed. Dane Scott and Blake Francis (Amherst: Humanity Books, 2012), pp. 169-77.

 

“The Collision of Plausibility with Reality: Lifting the Veil of the Ethical Neutrality of Technology,” Educational Technology, vol. 52 (2012), pp. 40-43.

 

“A Turn to Comprehension and Competence,” Critical Making, ed. Garnet Hertz, 2012.

 

“So Who Am I Really? Personal Identity in the Age of the Internet,” AI & Society, vol. 28 (2013), pp. “15-20.

 

“From Electrons and Logic Gates to Everyday Life: On the Asymmetry of Technological Devices,” Synesis: A Journal of Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy, 2013, pp. T:4-T: 8.

 

“Privacy Betrayed,” Montana Journalism Review, no. 43 (2014), p. 35.

 

“Stability, Instability, and Phenomenology,” Postphenomenological Investigations, ed. Robert Rosenberger and Peter-Paul Verbeek (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015), pp. 247-52.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Major Reviews

 

Review of William Barrett, The Illusion of TechniqueMan and World  13 (1980): 458-65.

 

Review of Don Ihde, Technics and Praxis, Philosophical Topics  12 (1982): 190-94.          

 

Review of Edward G. Ballard, Man and Technology and of Donald M. Borchert and David Stewart, eds., Being Human in a Technological Age, Man and World  15 (1982): 107-15.

 

"Beyond Autonomous Technology?"  A review of Langdon Winner, The Whale and the Reactor:             A Search for Limits in an Age of High TechnologyResearch in Philosophy and                   Technology  9 (1989): 199-204.

 

Review of C.A. Bowers', The Cultural Dimensions of Educational, ComputingJournal for

            Educational Computing Research 6   (1990):  111-21.

 

Review of E.F. Byrne, Work Inc.:  A Philosophical Inquiry, Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1992): 159-61.

 

Review of Don Ihde, Technology and Lifeworld, Research in Philosophy and Technology 13 (1993):  339-45.

 

Review of Joseph D. Bronzino, Vincent H. Smith, and Maurice L. Wade, Medical Technology    and Society, Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (1994): 287-90.

 

Review of Ronald Tobey, Technology as Freedom in Research in Philosophy and Technology 19 (2000): 373-76.

 

Review of William Miller, The Mystery of Courage, in Christian Century, 14 November 2001,     pp. 16-21.

 

Review of Peter-Paul Verbeek, What Things Do in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, August 1, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Minor Reviews

 

Review of Walther Rehm, Späte Studien, Journal of English and     Germanic Philology  65 (1966): 142-46.

                       

Review of Kurt Müller-Vollmer, Towards a Phenomenological Theory of LiteratureJournal of    English and Germanic Philology 65 (1966): 558-61.

 

Review of Bernhard Welte, Auf der Spur des Ewigen, Caritas  67 (1966): 399-40.            

 

Review of N.A. Nikan, Sense, Understanding, and Reason, Philosophy East and West  18 (1968): 217-18.

 

Review of Manfred Züfle, Prosa der Welt, Journal of English and Germanic Philology  69 (1970):  494-97.

 

Review of Lauri Rauhala, Intentionality and the Problem of the Unconscious, Philosophy      East            and West  20 (1970): 431-32.

 

Review of Christoph Eykman, Geschichtspessimismus in der deutschen Literatur des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, Journal of English and Germanic Philology  71 (1972): 302-04.

 

Review of Hans Jaeger, Heidegger und die Sprache, Journal of English and Germanic Philology  72 (1973): 302-05.

 

 

Review of Michael Zimmerman, Heidegger's Confrontation with Modernity, Isis 83 (1992): 166-67.

 

Review of Charles Guignon, The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger, Journal of

            English and Germanic Philology 94 (1995): 306-7.                           

 

            Studies in Philosophy 31 (1999): 131-32.

 

Review of John Durham Peters, Speaking into the Air in TLS, 21 April 2000.

 

Review of David Tabachnik and Toivo Koivukoski, eds., Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Sociology, vol. 31 (2006), pp. 155-57.

 

Review of Louis Caruana, Science and Virtue, Review of Metaphysics, vol. 61 (2007-08), pp. 205-7.

Teaching Experience

University of Illinois, 1964-65

DePaul University, 1965-67

University of Hawaii, 1967-70

University of Montana, 1970-present