The great reversal : how we let technology take control of the planet / David Edward Tabachnick ; [foreword by Darin Barney].
"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.
- ISBN: 9780802092632 (bound)
- ISBN: 0802092632 (bound)
- ISBN: 9780802094698 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0802094694 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: ix, 183 p. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2013.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
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