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date: 21 October 2021

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Many philosophers of technology focus on technological artifacts, especially after the empirical turn; this has led to a neglect of the roles language plays with regard to technology. But it could be helpful for further theory development to reflect more on relations between language and technology and to learn from philosophy of language. This chapter contributes to filling this gap and explores how philosophy of language can be used in philosophy of technology. It distinguishes between a number of ways in which language and technology are connected and makes some fruitful links between philosophy of language and philosophy of technology via Searle’s social ontology, Wittgenstein’s view of language, and Ricoeur’s theory of narrativity.

Keywords: philosophy of technology, philosophy of language, empirical turn, Searle, Wittgenstein, Ricoeur

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