From Artifact to Habitat: Studies in the Critical Engagement of Technology

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Gayle L. Ormiston
Lehigh University Press, 1990 - 221 páginas
Bringing together philosophy, literary criticism and textual theory, social and political theory, and the philosophy of language and cognitive science, this collection intends to establish an interpretive framework for exploring the ubiquity nd mediacy of technology.

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Índice

Three Ways of BeingWith Technology
31
Technological Consciousness and the Modern Understanding of the Good Life
60
The Sacrilization of the Familiar
74
Technology and the Creation of Concepts
102
The Autonomy of Technology
117
Evidence of Responsibility?
132
Sartres Critique and the Weberian Theory of Bureaucracy
155
Necessary? Constraints on Computer Models of Natural Language Understanding
175
A Philosophical Critique
196
Select Bibliography
209
Index
215
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Página 56 - Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue.
Página 51 - The primary Imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM...
Página 57 - But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Página 57 - It was his labour to turn philosophy from the study of nature to speculations upon life; but the innovators whom I oppose are turning off attention from life to nature. They seem to think that we are placed here to watch the growth of plants or the motions of the stars; Socrates was rather of opinion, that what we had to learn was how to do good and avoid evil.
Página 51 - I will not cease from Mental Fight, Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand Till we have built Jerusalem In England's green and pleasant Land.
Página 79 - As commonly used, the refrain, or burden, not only is limited to lyric verse, but depends for its impression upon the force of monotone, both in sound and thought. The pleasure is deduced solely from the sense of identity— of repetition.
Página 52 - Dark-heaving; boundless, endless, and sublime — The image of Eternity — the throne Of the Invisible; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth...
Página 53 - Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain and danger, that is to say, whatever is in any sort terrible, or is conversant about terrible objects, or operates in a manner analogous to terror, is a source of the sublime; that is, it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling.
Página 57 - But the truth is, that the knowledge of external nature, and the sciences which that knowledge requires or includes, are not the great or the frequent business of the human mind. Whether we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong...
Página 43 - Neither the naked hand nor the understanding left to itself can effect much. It is by instruments and helps that the work is done, which are as much wanted for the understanding as for the hand.

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