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The Techno-Human Condition

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In The Techno-Human Condition, Braden Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz explore what it means to be human in an era of incomprehensible technological complexity and change. They argue that if we are to have any prospect of managing that complexity, we will need to escape the shackles of current assumptions about rationality, progress, and certainty, even as we maintain a commitment to fundamental human values.Humans have been co-evolving with their technologies since the dawn of prehistory. What is different now is that we have moved beyond external technological interventions to transform ourselves from the inside out — even as we also remake the Earth system itself. Coping with this new reality, say Allenby and Sarewitz, means liberating ourselves from such categories as "human," "technological," and "natural" to embrace a new techno-human relationship.

Synopsis:

A provocative analysis of what it means to be human in an era of incomprehensible technological complexity and change.

About the Author

Braden R. Allenby is Founding Director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University. He is the author of Reconstructing Earth: Technology and Environment in the Age of Humans. Daniel Sarewitz is Professor of Science and Society and Cofounder and Codirector of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University and the author of Frontiers of Illusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262525251
Author:
Allenby, Braden R
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Author:
Allenby, Braden R.
Author:
Sarewitz, Daniel
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Aspects
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Techno-Human Condition
Publication Date:
20130913
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 figure
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.375 x 0.6875 in

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Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » General
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Engineering » Engineering » General Engineering
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » Technology

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