Critical Theory of Technology


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Modern technology is more than a neutral tool: it is the framework of our civilization and shapes our way of life. Social critics claim that we must choose between this way of life and human values. Critical Theory of Technology challenges that pessimistic cliche. This pathbreaking book argues that the roots of the degradation of labor, education, and the environment lie not in technology per se but in the cultural values embodied in its design. Rejecting such popular solutions as economic simplicity or spiritual renewal, ...

Critical Theory of Technology 1991, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195068559

Revised edition

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