Under Technology's Thumb

Under Technology's Thumb

eBook - 1990
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From the introduction: "Standing at the threshold of modern times, Francis Bacon saw in experimental science and technological innovation the keys to humanity's future. Human history to that point, he thought, was an endlessly repeated cycle of despair and false hopes. The false hopes were fed by the old illusion that a few cheap tricks and the right magical formulas would unlock nature's treasury where unlimited wealth and power lay. The despair arose from humanity's seeming inability to escape from subjection to the natural forces that periodically visited famine, disease, pestilence, and destruction upon it."


McGill Queens Univ Pr
From the introduction: "Standing at the threshold of modern times, Francis Bacon saw in experimental science and technological innovation the keys to humanity's future. Human history to that point, he thought, was an endlessly repeated cycle of despair and false hopes. The false hopes were fed by the old illusion that a few cheap tricks and the right magical formulas would unlock nature's treasury where unlimited wealth and power lay. The despair arose from humanity's seeming inability to escape from subjection to the natural forces that periodically visited famine, disease, pestilence, and destruction upon it."

The publication of William Leiss' book The Domination of Nature brought him wide recognition as a perceptive and judicious author. In this brilliant new collection of essays on the philosophy of nature, Leiss argues effectively for an attitude of caring and respect for the environment rather than one of domination.

From the introduction:"Standing at the threshold of modern times, Francis Bacon saw in experimental science and technological innovation the keys to humanity's future. Human history to that point, he thought, was an endlessly repeated cycle of despair and false hopes. The false hopes were fed by the old illusion that a few cheap tricks and the right magical formulas would unlock nature's treasury where unlimited wealth and power lay. The despair arose from humanity's seeming inability to escape from subjection to the natural forces that periodically visited famine, disease, pestilence, and destruction upon it."
The publication of William Leiss' book The Domination of Nature brought him wide recognition as a perceptive and judicious author. In this brilliant new collection of essays on the philosophy of nature, Leiss argues effectively for an attitude of caring and respect for the environment rather than one of domination.

Book News
Lucid and trenchant essays on the philosophy of nature, arguing for an attitude of respect rather than domination of the environment. We have, according to Leiss (communications, Simon Fraser U.), no obligation to accept the imposition of new technologies; but, even if we do accept technological innovation, we retain the right and duty to shape the applications and results according to our vision of the good society. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Montreal, Que. ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1990
ISBN: 9780773562219
0773562214
9780773507487
0773507485
9780773507241
0773507248
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xii, 169 pages)

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