Invasive Technification has 3 ratings and 0 reviews. Technology has extended its reach to the humanbody, not just in a literal sense, through implants, t. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Invasive Technification by Gernot Böhme, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In Intensive Technification, the celebrated German philosopher Gernot Bohme offers a imvasive of technology that explores the many dimensions in which technology presents problems for modern human beings. Open Preview See a Problem? The exclusive focus on production characterizes only a short phase in the history of technology, a phase ending now as technical gadgetry becomes a focus of attention and a mighty economic engine. But many of his arguments concerning the broad impact of technology on humanity and nature have been rehearsed in different terms by a wide variety of thinkers.

His key point is well understood: He argues that Critical Theory from the very beginning was committed to the idea of a rational society, an objective condition that satisfied a normative criterion of the good. Later, in Dialectic of Enlightenment, Horkheimer and Adorno recognized the significance of technification.

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The contrast between nature and artifice loses its meaning. Technological infrastructure and the institutions of a technified society todaydetermine what perception is, how we communicate and what forms of humanrelationship with the natural world are possible.

Ian marked it as to-read Jun 29, Oliver Fields rated it liked it Mar 04, It is divided into six chapters, each of which contains several short essays on related subjects. It is a book about the preservation ofhumanity and humane values under the demanding conditions of a technicallyadvanced civilisation and makes a major contribution to the contemporaryphilosophy of technology.

We are in no better or worse position philosophically with respect to the formulation of the ideal of a rational society on the basis of the demands of social movements. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Secondly, I disagree with his historical account of the Frankfurt School, but on this score I admit I’m in a small minority. Publication date ISBN hardcover: Ivana marked it as to-read Apr 08, Dariela marked it as to-read Feb 07, In the first place, Horkheimer did not propose socialism as a speculative ideal but believed that in advocating it he was responding to a century of workers’ struggles and demands.


Rather, it needs to be considered as a total structure, something which makes some forms of human action and human relationship possible, while limiting the possibilities of others.

SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Technology can no longer be seen simply as a means of efficiently attaining pre-established ends.

Technological infrastructure and the instutions of a technified society today determine what perception is, how we communicate and what forms of social life are possible. I have two main doubts about the technification thesis. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Rather, it needs to be considered as a total structure, something which makes some forms of human action and human relationship possible, while limiting the possibilities of others.

His discussion of nature follows the same lines, but his argument is confined to modern times.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Technificatoin as we know it is the product of many social forces, some of them military, others corporate, and a great many popular in the sense that they are due to successful private initiatives of individuals with few resources beyond their skills.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary Technology has extended its reach to the human body – not just in a literal sense, through implants, transplants and technological substitutes for biological organs, but in a more figurative sense too. Skip to search Skip to main content.

At the end of the chapter he reviews cultural resources for the reform of technology and finds them wanting, at least in the West.


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Table of contents Preface to the English Edition; Preface; 1. Until modern times, technical activity was directed at least as much toward amusement as toward production.

The self-relation of modern human beings is also transformed by the possibility of intervention. They now identify rationality and instrumental control, at least under modern conditions, and so destroy the very possibility of an objective ideal of a rational society.

It is easy to forget that for ten years Marcuse was the leading figure associated with the Frankfurt School. Among the latter is almost everything having to do with human communication on the Internet.

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These are still the invaaive sources of resistance to the worst consequences of technification. To be sure, we are at an early stage in the development of those movements, and we have no compact and unified subject such as the proletariat on which to base projections of the future.

No trivia or quizzes invasivve. All this undermines resistance to technification, which can no longer plausibly demand a return to natural ways. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He is certainly correct that there is no agreement, no “paradigm,” among philosophers on this as on other subjects.

Invasive Technification: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Technology

A great deal of contemporary critique techniication presents itself as original is anticipated in its general lines by Marcuse’s late writings, from One-Dimensional Man to Counter-Revolution and Revolt. Trivia About Invasive Technifi Technology and Its Uses; 5.

But its conception of rationality was based on the Marxist idea of socialism, which no longer has much appeal. Paperbackpages.