Discerning Prometheus : The Quest for Wisdom in an Age of Technology

Discerning Prometheus : The Quest for Wisdom in an Age of Technology

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 214 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780838638668
  • DDC分類 303.483

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This book probes four leading positions that interpret and implement modern technology: optimism, pessimism, realism, and the structuralists. These positions are analyzed for the meaning, the social and personal place given to technology, as well as the foundational values that define modern technology. The book also attempts to demonstrate how these foundational principles affect social and personal behaviour and thus continually aks what place technology should occupy in our lives.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    9  (2)
Foreword 11 (4)
Egbert Schuurman
Introduction 15 (12)
Technological Optimism 27 (34)
Technological Pessimism 61 (33)
Technological Realism 94 (40)
Technological Structuralist 134(43)
Conclusion 177(7)
Notes 184(19)
Glossary 203(3)
Bibliography 206(7)
Index 213