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Technology and the character of contemporary life : a philosophical inquiry

Author: Albert Borgmann
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A contemporary analyses of the problem of technology.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Borgmann
ISBN: 0226066282 9780226066288 0226066290 9780226066295
OCLC Number: 10825276
Description: 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The problem of technology. Technology and theory --
Theories of technology --
The choice of a theory --
Scientific theory --
Scientific explanation --
The scope of scientific explanation --
Science and technology --
Part 2. The character of technology. The promise of technology --
The device paradigm --
The foreground of technology --
Devices, means, and machines --
Paradigmatic explanation --
Technology and the social order --
Technology and democracy --
The rule of technology --
Political engagement and social justice --
Work and labor --
Leisure, excellence, and happiness --
The stability of technology Part 3. The reform of technology. The possibilities of reform --
Deictic discourse --
The challenge of nature --
Focal things and practices --
Wealth and the good life --
Political affirmation --
The recovery of the promise of technology.
Responsibility: Albert Borgmann.
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