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Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life. A Philosophical Inquiry [into: "The Problem of Technology" / "The Character of Technology" / "The Reform of Technology"]

Borgmann, Albert.

Verlag: The University of Chicago Press,, Chicago,, 1984
ISBN 10: 0226066290 / ISBN 13: 9780226066295
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Titel: Technology and the Character of Contemporary...

Verlag: The University of Chicago Press,, Chicago,

Erscheinungsdatum: 1984

Einband: Original Softcover.


Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1984. 22,5 cm x 15 cm. VII, 302 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes. Includes for example the following essays: The Problem of Technology / The Character of Technology / The Reform of Technology etc etc. Sprache: English Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 42721AB

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Inhaltsangabe: Blending social analysis and philosophy, Albert Borgmann maintains that technology creates a controlling pattern in our lives. This pattern, discernible even in such an inconspicuous action as switching on a stereo, has global effects: it sharply divides life into labor and leisure, it sustains the industrial democracies, and it fosters the view that the earth itself is a technological device. He argues that technology has served us as well in conquering hunger and disease, but that when we turn to it for richer experiences, it leads instead to a life dominated by effortless and thoughtless consumption. Borgmann does not reject technology but calls for public conversation about the nature of the good life. He counsels us to make room in a technological age for matters of ultimate concern?things and practices that engage us in their own right.

Über den Autor: Albert Borgmann is Regents Professor of Philosophy at the University of Montana. He is the author of Crossing the Postmodern Divide, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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