Towards a Conception of Sociotechnical Pathology

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The concept of social pathology has long belonged to the toolkit of
social scientists, and several critical social philosophers have found it
indispensable for linking social ontology to social criticism. While different
conceptions of social pathology, as well as their applicability as diagnostic tools
for social wrongs, have been debated, a common area of neglect becomes
apparent when we consider pathological states of social wholes, such as societies,
as not only socially but technically constituted. As a first step towards filling this
gap, this paper introduces the concept of sociotechnical pathology. Drawing on
existing work on social pathology, it discusses four different general conceptions
of sociotechnical pathology as a diagnostic tool for analyzing socially and
technically constituted social wrongs. The paper contributes to philosophical
inquiry at the cross-section of critical social philosophy and philosophy of
technology by paving way for substantive conceptions of sociotechnical
OtsikkoProceedings of the Conference on Technology Ethics
ToimittajatJani Koskinen, Minna M. Rantanen, Anne-Marie Tuikka, Sari Knaapi-Junnila
TilaJulkaistu - 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaConference on Technology Ethics
Kesto: 20 lokak. 202122 lokak. 2021


NimiCEUR workshop proceedings
ISSN (painettu)1613-0073


ConferenceConference on Technology Ethics


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