Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Enquiry [Audiobook] download free by Albert Borgmann

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Enquiry Audiobook download free by Albert Borgmann
  • Listen audiobook: Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Enquiry
  • Author: Albert Borgmann
  • Release date: 1987/12/3
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780226066295
  • Rating: 8.55 of 10
  • Votes: 530
  • Review by: Maurice Wheaton
  • Review rating: 9.87 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/26
  • Duration: 3H56M52S in 256 kbps (62.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-19
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WMA, OPUS, WAV, MPEG4, MP3, FLAC (compression ALZ, ARJ, ZIP, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 312
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 28M56S (7.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Blending social analysis and philosophy, Albert Borgmann maintains that technology creates a controlling pattern in our lives. This pattern, discernible even in such an inconspicuous action as switching on a stereo, has global effects: it sharply divides life into labor and leisure, it sustains the industrial democracies, and it fosters the view that the earth itself is a technological device. 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. Borgmann does not reject technology but calls for public conversation about the nature of the good life. He counsels us to make room in a technological age for matters of ultimate concern-things and practices that engage us in their own right.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Impact Of Science & Technology On Society, Philosophy, Development Studies, Society & Culture: General, Anthropology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 35.96 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x229x19mm
  • Weight: 434g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States

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