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After the last man : excurses to the limits of the technological system / Toivo Koivukoski
Bib ID 4537461
Format BookBook
Author
Koivukoski, Toivo
 
Description Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008 
xvii, 121 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780739118740
0739118749
Summary

"In this monograph, Toivo Koivukoski explores the circumstances that have led modern society to use the concept of progress as a surrogate cosmology that gives individuals a sense of place and purpose. By linking various historical paradigms from German Idealist philosophy to contemporary philosophies of technology, this work of political theory describes an alternative, immanent pattern of development that is, in a sense, driven by its own unintended consequences. The meditations outlined within this book map out the hypertext pathways of our global system, making its constitutive relations and underlying thought processes transparent."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Sect. 1. Thinking Technology to its Ends
  • The fragility of technology
  • Life inside the technological system
  • Like water to fish
  • Platitude #1: <technology is good or bad depending on its uses>
  • Interstice
  • Watching war
  • A global event
  • System logic
  • Angelus Novus
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Technology -- Philosophy.  |  Technology -- Social aspects.  |  Technology and civilization.  |  Civilization, Modern -- 21st century -- Philosophy.

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