Cosmotechnical thought between substantivism and the empirical turn

Andrés Vaccari*

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In this article I respond to Yuk Hui by revisiting the crossroads in the philosophy of technology as represented by the philosophies of Stiegler and Ihde. Whereas Hui proposes the concept of cosmotechnics as an integrating perspective, I conceive of the crossroads in other terms, namely from the perspective of substantivism. I characterize our present situation, what a philosophy of technology should address and then examine Hui’s notion of cosmotechnics from this alternative perspective. My main concern is to show future paths of development for cosmotechnical thought.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1279-1284
Number of pages6
JournalFoundations of Science
Issue number4
Early online date20 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Cosmotechnics
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Technological susbtantivism


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