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  1. William Barrett (1978). The Illusion of Technique: A Search for Meaning in a Technological Civilization. Anchor Press.score: 45.0
     
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  2. Danila Bertasio (1993). The Role of Culture in the Technological Advancement Process. AI and Society 7 (3):248-252.score: 39.0
    The role of cultural models in the process of adaptation to the new technologies is very different according to different civilizations. Some basic cultural items seem to be particularly crucial, such as, for example, the levels of pragmatism or rationalism which characterize a civilization or some periods of its history. This paper presents a sketch aimed at setting up a comparison between Western and Eastern cultures facing the problem of adapting to new technologies. The concept ofcold utilitarianism is introduced. (...)
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  3. Andrzej Kiepas (2013). Eco-Philosophy and the Rationality of Science and Technology. Henryk Skolimowski's Criticism of Technological Civilization. Dialogue and Universalism 23 (4):127-139.score: 39.0
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  4. Daniel Lee Kleinman (2005). Science and Technology in Society: From Biotechnology to the Internet. Blackwell Pub..score: 36.0
    This thoughtful and engaging text challenges the widely held notion of science as somehow outside of society, and the idea that technology proceeds automatically down a singular and inevitable path. Through specific case studies involving contemporary debates, this book shows that science and technology are fundamentally part of society and are shaped by it. Draws on concepts from political sociology, organizational analysis, and contemporary social theory. Avoids dense theoretical debate. Includes case studies and concluding chapter summaries for students (...)
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  5. John P. McCormick (1997). Carl Schmitt's Critique of Liberalism: Against Politics as Technology. Cambridge University Press.score: 36.0
    This is the first in-depth critical appraisal in English of the political, legal, and cultural writings of Carl Schmitt, perhaps this century's most brilliant critic of liberalism. It offers an assessment of this most sophisticated of fascist theorists without attempting either to apologise for or demonise him. Schmitt's Weimar writings confront the role of technology as it finds expression through the principles and practices of liberalism. Contemporary political conditions such as disaffection with liberalism and the rise of extremist political (...)
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  6. Jennifer Daryl Slack (2005). Culture + Technology: A Primer. Peter Lang.score: 36.0
    This book is a must read for anyone who cares about the place of technology in our lives.
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  7. Steve Reece (2010). The History of Writing (B.P.) Powell Writing. Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization. Pp. Xx + 276, Ills, Maps. Malden, MA and Oxford: Wiley–Blackwell, 2009. Cased, £50, €60. ISBN: 978-1-4051-6256-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 60 (02):585-587.score: 36.0
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  8. Hiroshi Inose & John Pierce (1984). Information Technology and Civilization. World Futures 19 (3):293-303.score: 36.0
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  9. Dominic Pettman (2006). Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age. Fordham University Press.score: 36.0
    Can love really be considered another form of technology?Dominic Pettman says it can—although not before carefully redefining technology as a cultural challenge to what we mean by the "human" in the information age. Using the writings of such important thinkers as Giorgio Agamben, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Bernard Stiegler as a springboard, Pettman explores the "techtonic" movements of contemporary culture, specifically in relation to the language of eros. Highly ritualized expressions of desire—love, in other words—always reveal an era's attitude (...)
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  10. Claude Calame (forthcoming). From the Civilization of Prometheus to Genetic Engineering: The Role of Technology and the Uses of Metaphor. Arion 13 (2).score: 36.0
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  11. Marc Pierce (2012). Writing: Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization (Review). Classical World 105 (4):566-567.score: 36.0
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  12. Henryk Skolimowski (1974). Technology Assessment as a Critique of a Civilization. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1974:459 - 465.score: 36.0
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  13. Adam Green (2006). Matter and Psyche: Lewis Mumford's Appropriation of Marx and Jung in His Appraisal of the Condition of Man in Technological Civilization. History of the Human Sciences 19 (3):33-64.score: 34.0
    The aim of this article is to draw attention to the breadth and importance of Mumford's philosophical outlook by exploring his critical appropriation of the theories of Marx and Jung which he employed to create a penetrating, visionary collection of works that offer us a powerful and timely insight into the ills besetting our current technological civilization. Mumford partially accepted Marx's matter–psyche dynamic but expanded it to include architecture, technology and urban planning. He surpassed the one-way process of (...)
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  14. Vladimir Davchev (2008). Technological Civilization. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 48:5-23.score: 33.0
    One of the 20th century's most popular non-realistic genre is absurd. The root "absurd," connotes something that does not follow the roots of logic. Existence is fragmented, pointless. There is no truth so the search for truth is abandoned in Absurdist works. Language is reduced to a bantering game where words obfuscate rather elucidate the truth. Action moves outside of the realm of causality to chaos. Absurdists minimalize the sense of place. Characters are forced to move in an incomprehensible, void-like (...)
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  15. Casper Bruun Jensen & Kjetil Rödje (eds.) (2010). Deleuzian Intersections: Science, Technology, Anthropology. Berghahn Books.score: 33.0
    This volume outlines a Deleuzian approach to analyzing science, culture and politics.
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  16. Linda L. Layne, Sharra Louise Vostral & Kate Boyer (eds.) (2010). Feminist Technology. University of Illinois Press.score: 33.0
  17. Pierre Lemonnier (1992). Elements for an Anthropology of Technology. Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan.score: 33.0
     
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  18. Edward McIrvine (ed.) (1967). Dialogue on Technology. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill.score: 33.0
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  19. H. P. Rickman (1967). Living with Technology. London, Hodder & Stoughton in Association with Hilary Rubinstein.score: 33.0
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  20. S. O. Wey (1984). The World at Adult Stage: Religion, Geopolitics, and Technology in the Twenty-First Century. Evans Brothers.score: 33.0
     
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  21. Andrew Feenberg (1991). Critical Theory of Technology. Oxford University Press.score: 30.0
    Modern technology is more than a neutral tool: it is the framework of our civilization and shapes our way of life. Social critics claim that we must choose between this way of life and human values. Critical Theory of Technology challenges that pessimistic cliche. This pathbreaking book argues that the roots of the degradation of labor, education, and the environment lie not in technology per se but in the cultural values embodied in its design. Rejecting such (...)
     
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  22. M. Andrew Holowchak (2010). Technology and Freudian Discontent: Freud's'muffled' Meliorism and the Problem of Human Annihilation. Sophia 49 (1):95-111.score: 27.0
    This paper is a comprehensive investigation of Freud’s views on technology and human well-being, with a focus on ‘Civilization and Its Discontents’. In spite of his thesis in ‘Civilization and Its Discontents’, I shall argue that Freud, always in some measure under the influence of Comtean progressivism, was consistently a meliorist: He was always at least guardedly optimistic about the realizable prospect of utopia, under the ‘soft dictatorship’ of reason and guided by advances in science and (...), in spite of due recognition in his later years of the possibility of annihilation through technological advances in warfare. The possibility of human annihilation, then, muffled Freud’s meliorism. Freud’s ‘muffled meliorism’, however, was not a quiet commitment to viewing technology as something good. Ultimately, Freud steered a middle course between techno-advocacy and techno-antagonism. The technologies of science, like the discoveries of psychoanalysis, were tools for humans that could be used for human betterment or, as war showed, for human degeneration. (shrink)
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  23. David F. Channell (1991). The Vital Machine: A Study of Technology and Organic Life. Oxford University Press.score: 27.0
    In 1738, Jacques Vaucanson unveiled his masterpiece before the court of Louis XV: a gilded copper duck that ate, drank, quacked, flapped its wings, splashed about, and, most astonishing of all, digested its food and excreted the remains. The imitation of life by technology fascinated Vaucanson's contemporaries. Today our technology is more powerful, but our fascination is tempered with apprehension. Artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, to name just two areas, raise profoundly disturbing ethical issues that undermine our most (...)
     
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  24. Jacques Ellul (1964). The Technological Society. New York, Knopf.score: 27.0
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  25. Keith Ansell-Pearson (1997). The Transhuman Condition: A Report on Machines, Technics, and Evolution. Routledge.score: 25.0
    Evolution is seen to be entering a bio-technological phase. Nietzsche's affirmation that "man is something that must be overcome" no longer has a rhetorical ring given the means at our disposal at the end of the twentieth century. Viroid Life boldly challenges existing explanations of these changes inherited from modernity, arguing that they have exhausted their usefulness and new models are needed to guide us in mapping through the future. Exploring and critically examining the new realities of artificial life that (...)
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  26. Donna Jeanne Haraway (1997). Modest₋Witness@Second₋Millennium.Femaleman₋Meets₋Oncomouse: Feminism and Technoscience. Routledge.score: 25.0
    Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium. FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse explores the roles of stories, figures, dreams, theories, facts, delusions, advertising, institutions, economic arrangements, publishing practices, scientific advances, and politics in twentieth- century technoscience. The book's title is an e-mail address. With it, Haraway locates herself and her readers in a sprawling net of associations more far-flung than the Internet. The address is not a cozy home. There is no innocent place to stand in the world where the book's author figure, FemaleMan, encounters DuPont's controversial laboratory rodent, OncoMouse. (...)
     
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  27. Murray Bookchin (2005). The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy. Oakland, Ca ;Ak Press.score: 24.0
    " With this succinct formulation, Murray Bookchin launches his most ambitious work, The Ecology of Freedom.
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  28. Yaron Ezrahi (1992). Technology and the Civil Epistemology of Democracy. Inquiry 35 (3 & 4):363 – 376.score: 24.0
    In analogy with Rousseau's concept of ?civil religion? as a system of ?positive dogmas?, ?without which?, as he observed, ?a man cannot be a good citizen?, this paper advances the concept of ?civil epistemology? as the positive dogmas without which the agents of government actions cannot be held accountable by democratic citizens. The civil epistemology of democracy shapes the citizen's views on the nature of political reality, on how the facts of political reality can be known and by whom. Modern (...)
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  29. William Leiss (1972/1974). The Domination of Nature. Boston,Beacon Press.score: 24.0
    In Part One Leiss traces the idea of the domination of nature from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.
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  30. Erich Fromm (1968/2010). The Revolution of Hope. New York, Harper & Row.score: 24.0
    Publisher's Foreword As the present book is reissued, The American Mental Health Foundation celebrates its 86th anniversary. Organized in 1924, AMHF is ...
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  31. Kirkpatrick Sale (1985/2000). Dwellers in the Land: The Bioregional Vision. University of Georgia Press.score: 24.0
    Dwellers in the Land focuses on the realistic development of these bioregionally focused communities and the places where they are established to create a ...
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  32. Morris Berman (1981). The Reenchantment of the World. Cornell University Press.score: 24.0
    Focusing on the rise of the mechanistic idea that we can know the natural world only by distancing ourselves from it, Berman shows how science acquired its ...
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  33. Sally Munt (ed.) (2001). Technospaces: Inside the New Media. Continuum.score: 24.0
    In this book, an international team of authors explore themes of depth and surface, of real and conceptual space and of human/machine interaction.
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  34. Peter Wehling (2012). From Invited to Uninvited Participation (and Back?): Rethinking Civil Society Engagement in Technology Assessment and Development. Poiesis and Praxis 9 (1-2):43-60.score: 24.0
    In recent years, citizens’ and civil society engagement with science and technology has become almost synonymous with participation in institutionally organized formats of participatory technology assessment (pTA) such as consensus conferences or stakeholder dialogues. Contrary to this view, it is argued in the article that beyond these standardized models of “invited” participation, there exist various forms of “uninvited” and independent civil society engagement, which frequently not only have more significant impact but are profoundly democratically legitimate as well. Using (...)
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  35. Shūhei Aida (ed.) (1978). Kagaku Bummei No Fukken.score: 24.0
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  36. Jane Arthurs (2003). Crash Cultures: Modernity, Mediation, and the Material. Intellect.score: 24.0
     
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  37. Ian G. Barbour (1973). Western Man and Environmental Ethics. Reading, Mass.,Addison-Wesley Pub. Co..score: 24.0
     
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  38. A. K. Bierman (1973). Philosophy for a New Generation. New York,Macmillan.score: 24.0
     
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  39. Hans Blumenberg (2009). Geistesgeschichte der Technik: Mit Einem Radiovortrag Auf Cd. Suhrkamp.score: 24.0
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  40. Roger Burlingame (1949). Backgrounds of Power. New York, C. Scribner's Sons.score: 24.0
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  41. Martin Burckhardt (2006). Die Scham der Philosophen. Semele.score: 24.0
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  42. Santimay Chatterjee, M. K. Dasgupta & A. Ghosh (eds.) (1997). Studies in History of Sciences. Asiatic Society.score: 24.0
     
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  43. Krishna Chaitanya (1972). The Physics and Chemistry of Freedom. Bombay,Somaiya Publications.score: 24.0
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  44. Changshu Chen (2012). Ji Shu Zhe Xue Yin Lun =. Ke Xue Chu Ban She.score: 24.0
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  45. Frederick James Crosson (1970). Human and Artificial Intelligence. New York,Appleton-Century-Crofts.score: 24.0
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  46. James M. Curtis (1978). Culture as Polyphony: An Essay on the Nature of Paradigms. University of Missouri Press.score: 24.0
     
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  47. Claudio Fogu (2009). Digitalizing Historical Consciousness. History and Theory 48 (2):103-121.score: 24.0
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  48. R. Buckminster Fuller (1969). Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth. [Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press.score: 24.0
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  49. Thomas Hanna (1970). Bodies in Revolt. New York,Holt, Rinehart and Winston.score: 24.0
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  50. Karl Heussenstamm (1974). Toward the Maitreyan Revolution. International Cooperation Council.score: 24.0
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