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Living in a Technological Culture: Human Tools and Human Values (Philosophical Issues in Science)

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Technology is no longer confined to the laboratory but has become an established part of our daily lives. Its sophistication offers us power beyond our human capacity which can either dazzle or threaten; it depends who is in control.
Living in a Technological Culture challenges traditionally held assumptions about the relationship between `man-and-machine'. It argues that c
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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published (first published March 14th 2007)
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Connie
Nov 06, 2011 Connie rated it liked it
A pretty good introduction to the underlying values and assumptions in mainstream perspectives of technology and science. The best chapters for me were the first 3 or so, on needing a road between techno-optimism and pessimism, what constitutes as "facts" and the changing nature of "efficiency," and how "applied" and "theoretical" science are both rather related and different than "pure" science. The rest of the book is more about cases in which why it is important to recognize (social, ...more
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