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The whale and the reactor : a search for limits in an age of high technology

Author: Langdon Winner
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989.
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"The questions he poses about the relationship between technical change and political power are pressing ones that can no longer be ignored, and identifying them is perhaps the most a nascent 'philosophy of technology' can expect to achieve at the present time."--David Dickson, New York Times Book Review"The Whale and the Reactor is the philosopher's equivalent of superb public history. In its pages an analytically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Winner, Langdon.
Whale and the reactor.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989
(OCoLC)26831191
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Langdon Winner
ISBN: 9780226902098 0226902099
OCLC Number: 650531679
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 200 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; I.A Philosophy of Technology; II. Technology: Reform and Revolution; III. Excess and Limit; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Langdon Winner.

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"The questions he poses about the relationship between technical change and political power are pressing ones that can no longer be ignored, and identifying them is perhaps the most a nascent 'philosophy of technology' can expect to achieve at the present time."--David Dickson, New York Times Book Review"The Whale and the Reactor is the philosopher's equivalent of superb public history. In its pages an analytically trained mind confronts some of the most pressing political issues of our day."--Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Isis.

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