The Technological Society

Author: Jacques Ellul
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537600260
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."..He goes through one human activity after another and shows how it has been technicized, rendered efficient, and diminished in the process."- Harper's Magazine

Political Machines

Author: Andrew Barry
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780485006346
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At the same time, contemporary radical politics has come to raise questions about the political preoccupation with technical progress, while also developing a certain degree of technical sophistication itself.In a series of in-depth ...

The Empire Of Non Sense

Author: Jacques Ellul
Publisher: Andreas Papadakis Pub
ISBN: 9781906506407
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Translated into English for the first time, Jacques Ellul s ground-breaking Empire of Non-Sense analyses the relation between technology, art, rationality and human freedom.

Democracy In A Technological Society

Author: L. Winner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401712190
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First, we may distinguish the power of technologytechnological power—from
the power which control over such technology affords. A simple example, from
the first revolution, will make this clear. The technological power of the bow, as a
weapon, is the speed, force, and accuracy with which it can deliver an arrow —
i.e., a piercing weapon—across a great distance (compared, of course, to
alternative projectile methods such as throwing or hurling). Its technological
power is therefore ...

The Future Without A Past

Author: John Paul Russo
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826264732
Size: 80.66 MB
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"Argues that technological imperatives like rationalization, universalism, monism, and autonomy have transformed the humanities and altered the relation between humans and nature.

Shades Of Loneliness

Author: Richard Stivers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742530034
Size: 33.61 MB
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This book is a clarion call for a renewal of moral awareness and custom to combat the fragmentation and depersonalization of our technological civilization. Visit our website for sample chapters!