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Invasive Technification: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Technology

Science and Technics


by
Gernot B?hme (Author) and Cameron Shingleton (Translator)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 248 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


Technology has extended its reach to the human

body, not just in a literal sense, through implants, transplants and

technological substitutes for biological organs, but in a more figurative sense

too. Technological infrastructure and the institutions of a technified society today

determine what perception is, how we communicate and what forms of human

relationship with the natural world are possible. A fundamental new conception

of technology is urgently needed. Technology can no longer be seen as a means

for efficiently attaining pre-established ends. Rather, it must be seen as a total structure which makes new forms of

human action and human relationship possible, while limiting the possibilities

of others.

 In Invasive

Technification, acclaimed German philosopher Gernot Bohme offers a reading

of technology that explores the many dimensions in which technology presents

challenges for modern human beings. It is a book about the preservation of

humanity and humane values under the demanding conditions of a technically

advanced civilisation and makes a major contribution to the contemporary

philosophy of technology.

Technology has extended its reach to the human

body, not just in a literal sense, through implants, transplants and

technological substitutes for biological organs, but in a more figurative sense

too. Technological infrastructure and the institutions of a technified society today

determine what perception is, how we communicate and what forms of human

relationship with the natural world are possible. A fundamental new conception

of technology is urgently needed. Technology… (more)

Technology has extended its reach to the human

body, not just in a literal sense, through implants, transplants and

technological substitutes for biological organs, but in a more figurative sense

too. Technological infrastructure and the institutions of a technified society today

determine what perception is, how we communicate and what forms of human

relationship with the natural world are possible. A fundamental new conception

of technology is urgently needed. Technology can no longer be seen as a means

for efficiently attaining pre-established ends. Rather, it must be seen as a total structure which makes new forms of

human action and human relationship possible, while limiting the possibilities

of others.

 In Invasive

Technification, acclaimed German philosopher Gernot Bohme offers a reading

of technology that explores the many dimensions in which technology presents

challenges for modern human beings. It is a book about the preservation of

humanity and humane values under the demanding conditions of a technically

advanced civilisation and makes a major contribution to the contemporary

philosophy of technology.

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