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The Resource Technosystem : the social life of reason, Andrew Feenberg

Technosystem : the social life of reason, Andrew Feenberg

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Technosystem : the social life of reason
Title
Technosystem
Title remainder
the social life of reason
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Feenberg
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in a world of technical systems, designed in accordance with technical disciplines and operated by a personnel trained in those disciplines. This is a unique form of social organization without historical precedent. It overshadows traditional democratic institutions and largely determines our way of life. Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason reconstructs the idea of democracy for this brave new world. The author draws on the tradition of radical social criticism represented by Herbert Marcuse and the Frankfurt School as well as contemporary Science and Technology Studies (STS). The social critics recognized the role of instrumental rationality in modern societies, but they did not analyze any actual technologies in detail, nor did they develop a convincing theory of democratic resistance to the new forms of domination by rational systems. STS has developed methods of analysis for a fine-grained study of technology. Technosystem brings these methods to bear on the resistances emerging in the world described by the radical social critics of the Frankfurt School.--
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Feenberg, Andrew
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Technocracy
  • Technology
  • Reason
  • Constructivism (Philosophy)
  • Frankfurt school of sociology
Label
Technosystem : the social life of reason, Andrew Feenberg
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
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  • txt
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Contents
Instroduction: Technology and human finitude -- Method: Marx after Foucault -- Critical constructivism -- Concretizing Simondon and constructivism -- Application: The internet in question -- Theory: Reason and experience in the age of the technosystem -- The concept of function in critical constructivism -- The logic of protest -- Conclusion: The question of progress
Control code
ocn981994610
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780674971783
Lccn
2017015489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981994610
Label
Technosystem : the social life of reason, Andrew Feenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Instroduction: Technology and human finitude -- Method: Marx after Foucault -- Critical constructivism -- Concretizing Simondon and constructivism -- Application: The internet in question -- Theory: Reason and experience in the age of the technosystem -- The concept of function in critical constructivism -- The logic of protest -- Conclusion: The question of progress
Control code
ocn981994610
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780674971783
Lccn
2017015489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981994610

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