Invasive Technification

Invasive Technification

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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 BAphme 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.Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Technology Gernot BAphme ... already take place digitally, and given, moreover, that computer competence and internet skills are a fundamental prerequisite in an ... However, a sense of the relative importance of the classical cultural/technical forms and the cultural/technical newcomeranbsp;...

Title:Invasive Technification
Author:Gernot Böhme
Publisher:A&C Black - 2012-08-23


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