Broken technologies : the humanist as engineer : an Introduction

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Abstract

There are many possible definitions of “technology” and I will discuss some of these in this book. However, in this introduction let me use a definition of Svante Lindqvist who defines technology very intuitively as “those activities, directed towards the satisfaction of human wants, which produce change in the material world.” He says also “the distinction between human “wants” and more limited human “needs” is crucial, for we do not use technology only to satisfy our essential material requirements.” Consequently, from this perspective, a technology that is “broken” could be defined as those activities, directed towards the satisfaction of human wants that are intended to produce changes in the material world that either do not manage to satisfy these wants or do not produce changes in the material world, or both.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Fernando Flores
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Idé- och lärdomshistoria

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationBroken technologies : the humanist as engineer
FörlagDepartment of History of Ideas and Science, Lund University
Sidor1-7
ISBN (tryckt)978-91-633-3683-6
StatusPublished - 2009
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördNej

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Fernando Flores, 2009, Lund University. 216 s. (The Humanist as an Engineer; vol. I)

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