Technology And The Virtues

Author: Shannon Vallor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190498528
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This book locates a key to that future in the distant past: specifically, in the philosophical traditions of virtue ethics developed by classical thinkers from Aristotle and Confucius to the Buddha.

The Science Technology And Application Of Titanium

Author: R. I. Jaffee
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483158810
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The story of commercial titanium is one of the exceptions, and it gives me great
satisfaction to see so many titanium metallurgists gathered in London in a
congress to present 130 papers and to discuss during 4 days the virtues and
vices of the metal. The audience came from all over the world, including Russia
and Japan. Their work will contribute considerably to our knowledge of this
capricious metal. It was a long and arduous road we had to travel from the first
few hundred grams of ...

Science Technology And Society

Author: John Dewey
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761808350
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Begone! relieve me from the sight of your detested form.' 'Thus I relieve thee, my
creator,' he said, and placed his hated hands before my eyes, which I flung from
me with violence; 'thus I take from thee a sight which you abhor. Still thou canst
listen to me, and grant me thy compassion. By the virtues that I once possessed, I
demand this from you. Hear my tale; it is long and strange, and the temperature of
this place is not fitting to your fine sensations; come to the hut upon the mountain.

The Virtues Of Ignorance

Author: Bill Vitek
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813172861
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The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limits of Knowledge proposes an alternative to this hubristic, shortsighted, and dangerous worldview.

What Technology Wants

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101444467
Size: 66.28 MB
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Despite my wariness, I have chosen to deliberately position myself to keep the
maximum number of technological options within my reach. I acknowledge that
my relationship with technology is full of contradictions. And I suspect they are
your contradictions, too. Our lives today are strung with a profound and constant
tension between the virtues of more technology and the personal necessity of
less: Should I get my kid this gadget? Do I have time to master this labor-saving

Radical Reflection And The Origin Of The Human Sciences

Author: Calvin O. Schrag
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9780911198584
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... it is fashionable to debate the virtues and vices of technology as it is seen to
pose a threat to human values and the quality of human life in general. There are
those who find in technology and in technology -oriented science if not the
workings of Satan himself at least the well-executed tasks of some of his
emissaries. So again we see the recurring tendency to appeal to some species of
value theory as a way of dealing with the current predicament. One of the main
critical issues that ...

Paul Verlaine And The Decadence 1882 90

Author: Philip Stephan
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719005626
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Montesquieu refers to decadence in the title of his Grandeur et decadence des
Romains, in which he demonstrates that it was the enervating effects of
civilisation and the relaxation of republican virtues which brought about the
collapse of the Roman empire. Jean-Jacques Rousseau holds an ... Positivism
was the nineteenth century's own version of progress, for it placed confidence in
technology and the scientific method as means of improving man's lot. So it
appears that in both the ...

Perils Of Progress

Author: John Ashton
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781856496971
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If the promises of technological society were being kept, this book would not have
been written. The truth is that in addition to the virtues which technological society
has bequeathed us, we have also inherited a legacy of toxic time-bombs.
Committed to technological solutions to our problems, which involve using more
chemicals to make our water cleaner and our foods safer, we simply end up
increasing the chemical content of our food and water. In doing so we increase,
rather than ...

Technology And Home Economics

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
ISBN: 9789712320392
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He convinces the production supervisor that it isn't right to let his operators play
cards during break time. He talks with the comptroller into pushing his
accountants harder. The virtues of open persuasion is that it leaves matters open
to negotiation. Each man has a chance to talk back. The man has the opportunity
to discover that he is wrong or that there is a better solution. Persuasion comes
naturally to many managers and is perhaps the most instinctively appealing
approach of all.

Art And Science

Author: Stephen Richards Graubard
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819166784
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Technology,. and. the. Virtues. of. Ignorance. WHEN I Was About Ten Years Old, I
read Robinson Crusoe for the first time and could scarcely contain my delight
with the ingenious and resourceful ways Crusoe transformed his island world,
bending its inventory to his own purposes, surrounding himself with contrivances
of his own design and manufacture for enhancing his powers, and providing for
his safety, nourishment, and pleasure. I discovered right then that I was in love
with ...