INVASIVE TECHNIFICATION PDF

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Qty :. 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. 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.

He also goes beyond them in basing his analysis on a much more developed philosophical orientation focused on the effect of technology on Nature; and thus he is able to assess its invasive impact on human nature, on what we are as bodies and minds and what we might become under its influence. His book is essential reading for anyone who is interested in this issue, arguably the most important one that humanity has to face.

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Invasive Technification

This book covers a vast range of issues in the philosophy of technology with clarity and insight. It is divided into six chapters, each of which contains several short essays on related subjects. The chapters address the relation of science to technology, different types of technologies, the technification of human relations and nature, and critical approaches to technology. However, he is concerned with tracing the profound impact of technical mediation on every aspect of modern social life including, among many others, production, consumption, perception, communication, medicine, education. The technological "invasion" of all these domains transforms what it means to be human for better and for worse.

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Invasive Technification: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Technology

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