Andrew Feenberg - Technosystem

The Social Life of Reason


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 developa 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.-



Andrew Feenberg boeken - Technosystem
ISBN 9780674971783
PAGINA’S 256
VERSCHENEN 07-09-2017
DRUK 1e druk
UITVOERING Harde kaft
TAAL Engels
UITGEVER HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Levertijd: ongeveer 4-6 werkdagen
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