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The Resource The great reversal : how we let technology take control of the planet, David Edward Tabachnick, (electronic resource)

The great reversal : how we let technology take control of the planet, David Edward Tabachnick, (electronic resource)

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The great reversal : how we let technology take control of the planet
Title
The great reversal
Title remainder
how we let technology take control of the planet
Statement of responsibility
David Edward Tabachnick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Every day, we are presented with new technologies that can influence human thought and action, such as psychopharmaceuticals, new generation performance enhancing drugs, elective biotechnology, and gastric bypass surgery. Have we let technology go too far in this respect? In The Great Reversal, David Edward Tabachnick contends that this question may not be unique to contemporary society. Through an assessment of the great works of philosophy and politics, Tabachnick explores the largely unrecognized history of technology as an idea
  • The Great Reversal takes the reader back to Aristotle's ancient warning that humanity should never allow technical thinking to cloud our judgment about what makes for a good life. It then charts the path of how we began to relinquish our deeply rooted intellectual and practical capacities that used to allow us to understand and regulate the role of technologies in our lives. As the rise of technology threatens our very humanity, Tabachnick emphasizes that we still may have time to recover and develop these capacities - but we must first decide how far we want to allow technology to determine our existence and our future."--pub. desc
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tabachnick, David Edward
Dewey number
303.48/3
LC call number
CB478
LC item number
.T22 2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Virtue
  • Technologie et civilisation
  • Technologie
  • Technologie
  • Technologie
  • Vertus
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Virtue
Summary expansion
Every day, we are presented with new technologies that can influence human thought and action, such as psychopharmaceuticals, new generation performance enhancing drugs, elective biotechnology, and gastric bypass surgery. Have we let technology go too far in this respect? In The Great Reversal, David Edward Tabachnick contends that this question may not be unique to contemporary society. Through an assessment of the great works of philosophy and politics, Tabachnick explores the largely unrecognized history of technology as an idea. The Great Reversal takes the reader back to Aristotle's ancient warning that humanity should never allow technical thinking to cloud our judgment about what makes for a good life. It then charts the path of how we began to relinquish our deeply rooted intellectual and practical capacities that used to allow us to understand and regulate the role of technologies in our lives. As the rise of technology threatens our very humanity, Tabachnick emphasizes that we still may have time to recover and develop these capacities - but we must first decide how far we want to allow technology to determine our existence and our future
Label
The great reversal : how we let technology take control of the planet, David Edward Tabachnick, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Finding and enforcing limits -- Phronesis vs. techne -- The decline of good judgment -- The rise of technical knowledge -- After the great reversal -- Responses to the great reversal -- Virtue in a technological age
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001150935
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 183 p.
Isbn
9780802092632
Isbn Type
(bound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012554803
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001150935
Label
The great reversal : how we let technology take control of the planet, David Edward Tabachnick, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Finding and enforcing limits -- Phronesis vs. techne -- The decline of good judgment -- The rise of technical knowledge -- After the great reversal -- Responses to the great reversal -- Virtue in a technological age
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001150935
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 183 p.
Isbn
9780802092632
Isbn Type
(bound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012554803
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001150935

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