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Technology, pessimism, and postmodernism

Author: Yaron Ezrahi; Everett Mendelsohn; Howard P Segal
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1995.
Series: Sociology of the sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays from international scholars from various disciplines addresses the theme of technological pessimism, the conviction that technology has given us the means not only to  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yaron Ezrahi; Everett Mendelsohn; Howard P Segal
ISBN: 0870239775 9780870239779
OCLC Number: 32200755
Notes: Originally published: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1994, in series: Sociology of the sciences ; v. 17.
Description: 216 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Technology, pessimism, and postmodernism : introduction / Howard P. Segal --
The idea of "technology" and postmodern pessimism / Leo Marx --
Technology and the illusion of the escape from politics / Yaron Ezrahi --
Joseph Glanvill's Plus Ultra and beyond : or how to delay the rise of modern science / Klaus Reichert --
A Victorian thunderstorm : lightning protection and technological pessimism in the nineteenth century / Ido Yavetz --
When bad things happen to good technologies : three phases in the diffusion and perception of American telegraphy / Menahem Blondheim. On the notion of technology as ideology : prospects / Robert B. Pippin --
Belated pessimism : technology and twentieth-century German conservative intellectuals / Jeffrey Herf --
Time and technology in Heidegger's thought / Gabriel Motzkin --
The politics of pessimism : science and technology circa 1968 / Everett Mendelsohn --
The cultural contradictions of high tech : or the many ironies of contemporary technological optimism / Howard P. Segal.
Series Title: Sociology of the sciences.
Responsibility: edited by Yaron Ezrahi, Everett Mendelsohn, and Howard Segal.

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