books — 27 voters. The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner Conscientious Objections by Neil Postman The Second Self by Sherry Turkle The UNIX. “–David Dickson, New York Times Book Review “The Whale and the Reactor is the philosopher’s equivalent of superb public history. The book The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, Langdon Winner is published by University of Chicago Press.
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An inescapable classic of science and society. The Ursula Franklin Reader. Critical Education in the New Information Age.
University of Chicago Press Ryan Luetzen rated it really liked it Oct 20, A couple of the essays “Do Artifacts Have Politics? At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.
Shannon rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Winner does an excellent job of mounting some well-placed and subtle criticisms of technological devices and the way in which we evaluate and discuss those technologies.
Genuine democracy involves the pursuit of common ends through discussion, deliberation, and collective decision, not “logging onto one’s computer, receiving the latest information, and sending back an instantaneous digitized response. A Sanctuary of Their Own. Be the first to ask a question about The Whale and the Reactor.
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Nonetheless, still a good book to read in conjunction with other philosophical treatments of technology.
Core Values in American Life. In The Whale and the ReactorLangdon Winner argues that technologies have politics and should not be viewed as separate from us: Personal Meaning and Ethics in Engineering.
He doesn’t even mention new vaccines, poverty alleviation, or the liberation of women through domestic technology. The Enemy of Nature. In its pages an analytically trained mind confronts some of the most pressing political issues of our day. To ask other readers questions about The Whale and the Reactorplease sign up.
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The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology by Langdon Winner
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