Medical Research Council, Institute of Hearing Research. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: a philosophical inqu. Albert Borgmann, Blending social analysis and philosophy, Albert Borgmann maintains that technology creates a controlling pattern in our lives. This pattern, discernible even in. Blending social analysis and philosophy, Albert Borgmann maintains that technology creates a controlling pattern in our lives.

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We feel uneasiness about our passivity and guilt and sorrow at the loss of our traditions or alternatives. Albert Borgmann and a Philosophy of Technology?

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry by Albert Borgmann

Although tedious at times, Borgmann lays down an important extended analysis of the way in which modern technologies eclipse human chqracter, though his critique is not that of a simple reactionary. Joshua rated it really liked it Jul 09, After rejecting alternate explanations for this decline in happiness, he turns to the device paradigm for what he considers the superior explanation.

As he concludes the chapter: Oct 17, Mac rated it really liked it. Technology developed into a definite style of life. His other books are more understandable, but this one lays the groundwork.

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life

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History of Western Philosophy. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life contributed to the emerging philosophical discussions of issues surrounding modern technology. Buy the selected items together This item: Mark Coeckelbergh – forthcoming – AI and Society: What are we producing?


In short Borgmann, aims to restore the colorful vibrancy of the modern world t A extraordinary analysis of modern technology. Technology and the Crisis of Contemporary Culture. Billionaires and Stealth Politics Benjamin I. Lists with This Book. Creating Political Presence Dario Castiglione. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for books. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Borgmann does not reject technology but calls for public conversation about the nature of the good life.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Request removal from index. University of Chicago Press: Eric Dowdle rated it really liked it Feb 20, Bkrgmann – – Man and World 21 2: Devices, Means, and Machines About Chaarcter News Giving to the Press. Learn bormann about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He argues that technology has served us as well in conquering hunger and disease, but that when we turn to it for richer experiences, it leads instead to a life dominated by effortless and thoughtless consumption.

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Philosophical literature Books in philosophy of technology Contemporary philosophical literature. Following a Heideggerian viewpoint, Borgmann introduced the notion of the device paradigm to explain what constitutes technology’s essence, loosely based on Heidegger’s notion of Gestell enframing.


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techbology Part 1 of Contempotary book gave background information and began to argue that how the modern world relates to technology follows a pattern, which he calls the device paradigm. The Here and Now: Elizabeth Cormack rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Find it on Scholar. Robert Rosenberger – – Foundations of Science 22 3: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Views Read Edit View history. These are things that test our limits and require the slow development of skill and discipline and the real engagement with our world.