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Can we survive our future? A symposium.

Author: G R Urban; Michael Glenny; Radio Free Europe.
Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press [1972, ©1971]
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Urban, G.R. (George R.), 1921-
Can we survive our future?
New York, St. Martin's Press [1972, ©1971]
(OCoLC)613202984
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G R Urban; Michael Glenny; Radio Free Europe.
OCLC Number: 315330
Notes: "Interviews originally broadcast, in 1970-71, over Radio Free Europe."
Description: vi, 399 pages 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / G.R. Urban --
The impact of science on the moral options of man --
Technical advance and the morality of power / Arnold J. Toynbee --
The loss of the past and the mystique of change / Philip Rieff --
Old values and the demands of new technology / Nigel Despicht --
Rationality in science and society / Werner Hisenberg --
Conformism and the rationale of technology / Jacques Ellul --
For a science of man / Erich Jantsch --
Restoring man's symbiosis with nature / Louis Armand --
Growth, controls and responsibility --
Technology and mass man / Maurice Cranston --
The social control of technocracy / Edward Shils --
The benefits and social costs of growth / Michael Shanks --
Change and social good / Andrew Shonfield --
Desirable and undesirable ends of technology / Dennis Gabor --
Ecology, controls and short-term expedients / Edwards Goldsmith --
On war, dissent and the control of knowledge / Herman Kahn --
Choosing the future --
The preconceptions of university protest in France / François Bourricaud --
Youth and the unfulfilled expectations of German democracy / Hellmuth Bütow --
The scope of technological convergences / Maurice Duverger --
The fallacy of technological convergence / Théo Lefèvre --
The anachronism of sovereignty in a technological world / James Fawcett --
NATO and the environment / Gunnar Randers --
Opportunities and pitfalls of future-oriented research / Bernard Cazes --
Marxism and the third road / Ossip K. Flechtheim --
Learning to live with a doom-laden future / Brian Aldiss.
Responsibility: Edited and introduced by G.R. Urban, in collaboration with Michael Glenny.

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