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Jacques Ellul And The Technological Society In The 21st Century

Author : Helena M. Jerónimo
ISBN : 9789400766587
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume rethinks the work of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) on the centenary of his birth, by presenting an overview of the current debates based on Ellul's insights. As one of the most significant twentieth-century thinkers about technology, Ellul was among the first thinkers to realize the importance of topics such as globalization, terrorism, communication technologies and ecology, and study them from a technological perspective. The book is divided into three sections. The first discusses Ellul’s diagnosis of modern society, and addresses the reception of his work on the technological society, the notion of efficiency, the process of symbolization/de-symbolization, and ecology. The second analyzes communicational and cultural problems, as well as threats and trends in early twenty-first century societies. Many of the issues Ellul saw as crucial – such as energy, propaganda, applied life sciences and communication – continue to be so. In fact they have grown exponentially, on a global scale, producing new forms of risk. Essays in the final section examine the duality of reason and revelation. They pursue an understanding of Ellul in terms of the depth of experience and the traditions of human knowledge, which is to say, on the one hand, the experience of the human being as contained in the rationalist, sociological and philosophical traditions. On the other hand there are the transcendent roots of human existence, as well as “revealed knowledge,” in the mystical and religious traditions. The meeting of these two traditions enables us to look at Ellul’s work as a whole, but above all it opens up a space for examining religious life in the technological society.

Technology And Society A Philosophical Guide

Author : James Gerrie
ISBN : 9781770486812
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Technology and Society provides an up-to-date introduction to the basic issues that have come to define the philosophy of technology: What is “technology”? Does technology control our lives? What is technology’s relation to ethics? How does technology influence us? Is the widespread belief in technological progress justified? Later sections of the book examine the application of philosophy of technology to social issues such as climate change, urban sprawl, and automation. Major issues and arguments are presented in an accessible and non-technical fashion, giving the reader a firm foundation in the field.

Philosophy Of Technology

Author : Robert C. Scharff
ISBN : 9781118722725
Genre : Science
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The new edition of this authoritative introduction to the philosophy of technology includes recent developments in the subject, while retaining the range and depth of its selection of seminal contributions and its much-admired editorial commentary. Remains the most comprehensive anthology on the philosophy of technology available Includes editors’ insightful section introductions and critical summaries for each selection Revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field Combines difficult to find seminal essays with a judicious selection of contemporary material Examines the relationship between technology and the understanding of the nature of science that underlies technology studies

The Technological System

Author : Jacques Ellul
ISBN : UCSC:32106018629649
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Twenty First Century Confronts Its Gods The

Author : David J. Hawkin
ISBN : 9780791484616
Genre : Religion
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Maintains that the secular West has its gods—such as market capitalism—and that veneration of these contributes to the cultural and religious unrest of our time.

The Technological Society

Author : Jacques Ellul
ISBN : 1537600265
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."..He goes through one human activity after another and shows how it has been technicized, rendered efficient, and diminished in the process."- Harper's Magazine

On Freedom Love And Power

Author : Jacques Ellul
ISBN : 9781442611177
Genre : Religion
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In these never-before published lectures. Jacques Ellul refines and clarifies some of his most profound insights on the Jewish and Christian Bibles and their relevance to contemporary society. `On Freedom, Love, and Power is easily the most important and exciting work in Christian interpretation that I have read in years. This remarkable work offers the reader some of Jacques Ellul's deepest and most controversial insights into what it means to understand and live out what God expects from us, and it is what I would recommend first to those who wonder what Ellul understood Christianity to be.' Richard Stivers, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University `On Freedom, Love, and Power is a landmark achievement. It showcases Jacques Ellul's elegant and insightful thinking on the Bible, religion, and efficiency. A clear and powerful collaboration between Ellul and Willem H. Vanderburg, two thinkers who are focused on directing human beings toward health and life, it is a work I cannot recommend too highly.' Tim Blackmore, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario Jacques Ellul is one of the most important social and theological thinkers of the twentieth century. This book captures Ellul with his students. It is subtly personal and direct: its informal tone conveys a certain affection that a professor shares with his students around his dining room table. People who are weary of organized religion will find On Freedom, Love, and Power a source of clarity and inspiration. Faithful church-goers will also rejoice as it cuts through to depths of understanding that are new and refreshing.' Rev. Dr. Bob Giuliano, Professor Emeritus, Huron University College

Philosophy Of Technology

Author : Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen
ISBN : 8799101386
Genre : Philosophy
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A collection of short interviews based on 5 questions presented to prominent scholars in the field of philosophy of technology.

Technics And Civilization

Author : Lewis Mumford
ISBN : 9780226550275
Genre : History
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Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in 1934—before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery. Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, Lewis Mumford explained the origin of the machine age and traced its social results, asserting that the development of modern technology had its roots in the Middle Ages rather than the Industrial Revolution. Mumford sagely argued that it was the moral, economic, and political choices we made, not the machines that we used, that determined our then industrially driven economy. Equal parts powerful history and polemic criticism, Technics and Civilization was the first comprehensive attempt in English to portray the development of the machine age over the last thousand years—and to predict the pull the technological still holds over us today. “The questions posed in the first paragraph of Technics and Civilization still deserve our attention, nearly three quarters of a century after they were written.”—Journal of Technology and Culture

Not So Fast

Author : Doug Hill
ISBN : 9780820350295
Genre : Science
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There's a well-known story about an older fish who swims by two younger fish and asks, "How's the water?" The younger fish are puzzled. "What's water?" they ask. Many of us today might ask a similar question: What's technology? Technology defines the world we live in, yet we're so immersed in it, so encompassed by it, that we mostly take it for granted. Seldom, if ever, do we stop to ask what technology is. Failing to ask that question, we fail to perceive all the ways it might be shaping us. Usually when we hear the word "technology," we automatically think of digital de- vices and their myriad applications. As revolutionary as smartphones, online shop- ping, and social networks may seem, however, they t into long-standing, deeply entrenched patterns of technological thought as well as practice. Generations of skeptics have questioned how well served we are by those patterns of thought and practice, even as generations of enthusiasts have promised that the latest innovations will deliver us, soon, to Paradise. We're not there yet, but the cyber utopians of Silicon Valley keep telling us it's right around the corner. What is technology, and how is it shaping us? In search of answers to those crucial questions, Not So Fast draws on the insights of dozens of scholars and artists who have thought deeply about the meanings of machines. The book explores such dynamics as technological drift, technological momentum, technological disequilibrium, and technological autonomy to help us understand the interconnected, inter- woven, and interdependent phenomena of our technological world. In the course of that exploration, Doug Hill poses penetrating questions of his own, among them: Do we have as much control over our machines as we think? And who can we rely on to guide the technological forces that will determine the future of the planet?

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