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The Resource Rational fog : science and technology in modern war, M. Susan Lindee

Rational fog : science and technology in modern war, M. Susan Lindee

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Rational fog : science and technology in modern war
Title
Rational fog
Title remainder
science and technology in modern war
Statement of responsibility
M. Susan Lindee
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Language
eng
Summary
"Science and violence converge in modern warfare. While the finest minds of the twentieth century have improved human life, they have also produced human injury. They engineered radar, developed electronic computers, and helped mass produce penicillin all in the context of military mobilization. Scientists also developed chemical weapons, atomic bombs, and psychological warfare strategies. Rational Fog explores the quandary of scientific and technological productivity in an era of perpetual war. Science is, at its foundation, an international endeavor oriented toward advancing human welfare. At the same time, it has been nationalistic and militaristic in times of crisis and conflict. As our weapons have become more powerful, scientists have struggled to reconcile these tensions, engaging in heated debates over the problems inherent in exploiting science for military purposes. M. Susan Lindee examines this interplay between science and state violence and takes stock of researchers' efforts to respond. Many scientists who wanted to distance their work from killing have found it difficult and have succumbed to the exigencies of war. Indeed, Lindee notes that scientists who otherwise oppose violence have sometimes been swept up in the spirit of militarism when war breaks out. From the first uses of the gun to the mass production of DDT and the twenty-first-century battlefield of the mind, the science of war has achieved remarkable things at great human cost. Rational Fog reminds us that, for scientists and for us all, moral costs sometimes mount alongside technological and scientific advances"--
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Lindee, M. Susan
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Science
  • Technology
  • Science and state
  • Technology and state
  • Military research
  • Military weapons
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Rational fog : science and technology in modern war, M. Susan Lindee
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-271) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
To hold a gun -- The logic of mass production -- Trenches, tanks, chemicals -- Mobilized -- Unforgettable fire -- Battlefield of the body -- Battlefield of the mind -- Blue marble -- Hidden curriculum -- Conclusion: Reason, terror, chaos
Control code
on1141446582
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780674919181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1141446582
Label
Rational fog : science and technology in modern war, M. Susan Lindee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To hold a gun -- The logic of mass production -- Trenches, tanks, chemicals -- Mobilized -- Unforgettable fire -- Battlefield of the body -- Battlefield of the mind -- Blue marble -- Hidden curriculum -- Conclusion: Reason, terror, chaos
Control code
on1141446582
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780674919181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1141446582

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