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Technology and the trajectory of myth

Author: David Grant, (Senior fellow); Lyria Bennett Moses
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, [2017]
Series: Elgar studies in legal theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book presents an entirely new way of understanding technology, as the successor to the dominant ideologies that have underpinned the thought and practices of the Western world. Like the preceding ideologies of Deity, State and Market, technology displays the features of a modern myth, promising to deal with our existential concerns on condition of our subjection to them. Utilising robust empirical evidence,  Read more...
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Grant, David (Senior fellow).
Technology and the trajectory of myth.
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2017]
(DLC) 2017947096
(OCoLC)990861885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Grant, (Senior fellow); Lyria Bennett Moses
ISBN: 9781785369971 1785369970
OCLC Number: 1016915283
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The mythological trajectory --
3. Science and mythology --
4. Attitudes towards emerging technologies / David Grant and Kenneth Yates --
5. Gene technology and the mythology of the legislative process --
6. Law and the trajectory of myth --
7. Conclusion : technology need not be mythological.
Series Title: Elgar studies in legal theory.
Responsibility: David Grant and Lyria Bennett Moses.

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Important and original, this book presents an entirely new way of understanding Technology - as the successor to the dominant ideologies that have underpinned the thought and practices of the West.  Read more...

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