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Turning Toward Technology : a Glimpse into the Asian Paradigm

Author: Alessandro Tomasi
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"We live in an age when the dominant technologically utilitarian worldview is undergoing a transformation. To increase our awareness of this change, Turning Toward Technology introduces readers to the possibility of an alternative technological worldview by examining foundational concepts to Asian thought. The early Eastern philosophical treatment of technology was not ethical, but ontological, exhibiting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandro Tomasi
ISBN: 9781351295482 1351295489
OCLC Number: 1004365936
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Chapter Introduction: Turning Toward / George Teschner Alessandro Tomasi --
chapter 1 The Western Technological Paradigm / George Teschner Alessandro Tomasi --
chapter 2 Cook Ting Uses a Bladeless Knife / George Teschner Alessandro Tomasi --
chapter 3 Bow and Arrow without the Archer / George Teschner Alessandro Tomasi --
chapter 4 The Lucky Leader / George Teschner Alessandro Tomasi --
chapter 5 Śūnyatā as Technological Intimacy / George Teschner Alessandro Tomasi --
chapter Conclusion / George Teschner Alessandro Tomasi.
Responsibility: Alessandro Tomasi.
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"We live in an age when the dominant technologically utilitarian worldview is undergoing a transformation. To increase our awareness of this change, Turning Toward Technology introduces readers to the possibility of an alternative technological worldview by examining foundational concepts to Asian thought. The early Eastern philosophical treatment of technology was not ethical, but ontological, exhibiting sensitivity to how human existence was defined and determined in its relation to technology and to reality as a whole. Within the Eastern cultural orientation, technological development was guided by a singular aesthetic sensibility to the useful, the good, the beautiful, the true, and the holy. Instead of controlling the shape of future technology by systems of rational management, George Teschner and Alessandro Tomasi recommend a view of technology that arises from questioning fundamental assumptions within Western culture about knowledge, reality, and human nature. Turning Toward Technology aims to stimulate awareness of an alternative technological paradigm, and thus a different mode of social action that can establish an optimistic future for global civilization."--Provided by publisher.

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