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    Technological Paradigm in Ancient Taoism.Alessandro Tomasi - 2009 - Techne 13 (3):190-205.
    Heidegger, Winner, and Ellul's critiques of Western technology focus on a notion of efficiency that subordinates to itself all non-instrumental values. An alternative conception of efficiency is proposed based on the Taoist theory of non-action (wu-wei). The ancient Taoist text, The Chuang Tzu, reveals a type of efficiency that is effective, resourceful, and entrepreneurial. It is a form of action which has an intimate rather than alienated relation to technology, and which is sensitive to the ethical and aesthetic values that (...)
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    Technological Paradigm in Ancient Taoism.George Teschner & Alessandro Tomasi - 2009 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 13 (3):190-205.
    Heidegger, Winner, and Ellul's critiques of Western technology focus on a notion of efficiency that subordinates to itself all non-instrumental values. An alternative conception of efficiency is proposed based on the Taoist theory of non-action. The ancient Taoist text, The Chuang Tzu, reveals a type of efficiency that is effective, resourceful, and entrepreneurial. It is a form of action which has an intimate rather than alienated relation to technology, and which is sensitive to the ethical and aesthetic values that Heidegger (...)
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    Technology and Intimacy in the Philosophy of Georges Bataille.Alessandro Tomasi - 2007 - Human Studies 30 (4):411-428.
    The goal of this article is to examine the nature of technology in view of Georges Bataille’s notion of intimacy. After providing a summary of Bataille’s critique of technology, I offer my response and show that a technological device can reach such a degree of familiarity that it becomes indistinguishable from our psychophysical personality. In this sense, we experience technology not as instrumentation, but in intimacy. The old theory of technology as organ-projection is, therefore, reinterpreted to produce a theory of (...)
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    Technology From the Standpoint of Sunyata.Alessandro Tomasi - 2008 - Asian Philosophy 18 (3):197 – 212.
    _Keiji Nishitani's critique of technology as a dehumanizing force is objected to by showing that it is possible to establish a relationship with technology characterized by the standpoint of sunyata. In order to support my claim, I offer an interpretation of sunyata as a lived experience in which knowing and being are unified. One method used to experience the identity of knowing and being is the method of negatio negationis. I argue that technology embodies this method, and that thus has (...)
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  5. The Role of Intimacy in the Evolution of Technology.Alessandro Tomasi - 2008 - Journal of Evolution and Technology 17 (1):1-12.
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