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Technology and the Lifeworld : From Garden to Earth

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"A sophisticated celebration of cultural diversity and of its enabling technologies...perhaps the best single volume relating the philosophical tradition to the broad issues raised by contemporary technologies." -Choiceshow more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 157.48 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253205603
  • 9780253205605
  • 375,124

Table of contents

Preface Introduction: Entry Level 1. From Garden to Earth 2. Technology and the Lifeworld 3. Lifeworld: Praxis and Perception HeideggerOs Hammer HusserlOs Galileo Merleau-PontyOs Father 4. Adam and Galileo Lifeworld Technics: Time Perception Lifeworld Technics: Space Perception Artifacts and Technofacts 5. Program One: A Phenomenology of Technics Technics Embodied Hermeneutic Technics Alterity Relations Background Relations Horizontal Phenomena Eve and the Spaceship Dreams of Totalization 6. Program Two: Cultural Hermeneutics Technology Transfer: Technologies as Cultural Instruments Neocolonialism as the Failure of Tranfer OControllingO Technology Techology-Culture Embeddedness as Multistable The Varieties of Technological Experience Adam and EveOs Culinary Revolution 7. Program Three: Lifeworld Shapes Pluriculturality Decisional Burden Materializing the Conceptual Oscillatory Phenomena 8. Epilogue: The Earth Inherited Stwardship Recommendations for the Inherited Earth To Conserve the Earth Demythologizing (and Demasculinizing) Technological Science Galileo in the Kitchen Concluding Postscript on Technological Science Indexshow more

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" ... Dr. Ihde brings an enlightening and deeply humanistic perspective to major technological developments, both past and present." Science Books & Films "Don Ihde is a pleasure to read... The material is full of nice suggestions and details, empirical materials, fun variations which engage the reader in the work ... the overall points almost sneak up on you, they are so gently and gradually offered." John Compton "A sophisticated celebration of cultural diversity and of its enabling technologies... perhaps the best single volume relating the philosophical tradition to the broad issues raised by contemporary technologies." Choice " ... important and challenging ... " Review of Metaphysics " ... a range of rich historical, cultural, philosophical, and psychological insights, woven together in an intriguing and clear exposition ... The book is really a pleasure to read, for its style, immense learning and sanity." Teaching Philosophyshow more

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