Technology and the Limits of Nature
By (author) David Rothenberg
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Hand's End by David Rothenberg
Book Description"Hand's End" offers a new philosophy of technology as the fundamental way in which humans experience and define nature - the tool as humanity extended. Rothenberg examines human inventions from the water wheel to the nuclear bomb and discusses theories of technology in the thought of philosophers including Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Marx, Heidegger, Spinoza, Mumford, and McLuhan.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520080553
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - David Rothenberg
David Rothenberg is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His latest book, Wild Ideas, was published in 1995.
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