Beyond the Concrete: Toward an Art of Living with Abstract Conditions

Foundations of Science 22 (2):451-454 (2017)
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Responding to the commentaries by Corey Anton and Ian Angus, I outline anew, and so seek to further clarify, the starting points of and motivations behind my reflection about the concrete-abstract distinction and the ways in which this plays out in technology use, seen from an epistemological standpoint. My eventual purpose is to begin to develop, on the basis of the conceptual exercise, guidelines for an emancipatory ‘art of living with technology,’ that circles around the attempt to think beyond the immediate concrete, into the direction of the ‘abstract conditions’ shaping that ‘concrete.’

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Yoni Van Den Eede
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Transforming technology: a critical theory revisited.Andrew Feenberg - 2002 - New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press. Edited by Andrew Feenberg.

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