Daniel Andersson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Thematic Studies – Technology and Social Change at Linköping University, Sweden. His research interests straddle the fields of the philosophy and history of technology. He is especially interested in ontologies of technology prevalent within the sciences.
The main focus of his research are visions of technology underlying the systematic study of interconnections in the natural world, looking at earth science in particular. In his dissertation he examines biological visions of technology in earth science, paying attention to how it altered beliefs and caused changes to the accepted explanations of how nature works and mankind’s relationship to it.
Currently he is teaching undergraduate courses in the history of technology at the Department of Thematic Studies, and science and technology studies at the Swedish National Center for School Technology Education.
Previously he has studied philosophy, politics, and sociology at Stockholm University and at the University of Glasgow, and holds an M.A. in Philosophy and Political Theory.