Technological Mediation of Politics: An Arendtian Critique of Political Philosophy of Technology

Melis Bas

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This dissertation criticizes the narrow focus of the current political philosophy of technology on power relations and expands this focus with Hannah Arendt’s analysis of politics as intersubjective sense-making. By integrating Hannah Arendt's political philosophy and insights from the philosophy of human-technology relations, this dissertation develops a framework that makes it possible to investigate the political significance of technology in a more adequate way - which she makes visible by analyzing the Gezi Park protests in Turkey in 2013.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Verbeek, Peter-Paul C.C., Supervisor
  • Aydin, Ciano, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date29 Apr 2022
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-5366-7
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2022

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