Bernard Stiegler on a Unified Vision of Humanity and Technology in Education: An Analysis of Human/Technical Ideology in the Writings of Today's Most Influential Educational Leaders
Date of Award
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
Department of Educational Administration
Advisor: Thomas Falk
This study explores the meaning, effect, and prevalence of two contrasting ideological perspectives about technology: Technological Determinism and the unified/humanizing view of technology espoused by French philosopher, Bernard Stiegler. The study addresses the long-held concerns that so many have had about the problematic effects of Technological Determinism on educational policy and practice and explains how the embrace of Stiegler's view of technology serves as a remedy. The study examines the ways in which Technological Determinism manifests in discourse and the presence of its underlying characteristics in the writings of today's most influential educational leaders. The study's findings give credence to the concerns of the normalization of deterministic ideology in educational discourse; that, irrespective of a scholar's bias for or against, and integrated or dis-integrated view of technology, a characteristic foundational to deterministic thinking; namely, the granting of agency, is present.
Education, Education Philosophy, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Language, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Technical Communication, Technology, Bernard Stiegler, Technological Determinism, Academic Scholarship, Techne, Episteme, Phronesis
Copyright 2019, author
Thomas, Russell A., "Bernard Stiegler on a Unified Vision of Humanity and Technology in Education: An Analysis of Human/Technical Ideology in the Writings of Today's Most Influential Educational Leaders" (2019). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6703.