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Publication date ISBN hardcover: The attempt of Habermas and others imvasive salvage the rational subject from the wreckage of objective rationality offers no perspective on technology and its impacts. In this he is an ambivalent successor to Heidegger and Jacques Ellul, thinkers whose unqualified anti-modernism he rejects. The outcome is dispiriting, “the splitting off of instrumentally rational action from a humanly fulfilling life” To ask other readers questions about Invasive Technificationplease sign up.

Invasive Technification

A fundamental new conceptionof technology is urgently needed. He notes that “a true philosophy of technology hardly exists” Mark Wood is currently reading it May 24, Alongside losses in terms of intimacy, there are gains in the creation of new social forms bringing together individuals such as medical patients, otherwise isolated from each other and helpless before the medical institution, or the well known political usages exemplified in the Occupy Movement and the Arab Spring.

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This project goes beyond Weberian rationalization, which still concerned the efficiency of means, to transform the human self-relation and the very meaning of nature. Looking for beautiful books? Thus, despite his initial affirmation of the emancipatory consequences of technification, his conclusion is rather pessimistic.

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Invasive Technification: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Technology: Gernot Böhme: Continuum

Is technification a singular process? This section concludes with reflections on the possibility of reviving a notion of objective rationality through arguments around environmentally compatible technology and related notions of a technology compatible with human dignity.

It is divided into six chapters, each of which contains several short essays on related subjects. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Return to Book Page. I am not technnification sure.

Description Technology has extended its reach to the human body – not just technificafion a literal sense, through implants, transplants and technological substitutes for biological organs, tchnification in a more figurative sense too. Consumer society introduces a new spirit that in fact recapitulates in a different environment many traditional attitudes toward technology. His book is essential reading for anyone who is interested in this issue, arguably the most important one that humanity has to face.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Trivia About Invasive Technifi Technological infrastructure and the institutions of a technified society today determine what perception is, how we communicate and what forms of human relationship with the natural world are possible.


In this essay, technification does not appear as an autonomous force but as driven by political economy, and humanity does not appear as totally malleable but as possessing inherent potentials. Invasive technology has left us without guides to the future in our tradition. Open Preview See a Problem? In Intensive Technification, the celebrated German philosopher Gernot Bohme offers a critique of technology that explores the many dimensions in which technology presents problems for modern human beings.

It is a book about the preservation ofhumanity and humane values under the demanding conditions of a technicallyadvanced civilisation and makes a tecnhification contribution to the contemporaryphilosophy of technology.

Consider the case of the Internet, which he does not discuss in any detail, although it is clearly an example of the problematic that interests him.


Technology can no longer be seen simply as a means of efficiently attaining pre-established ends. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His key point is well understood: I would like to conclude in that spirit.

One can no longer define the human ahistorically because as technology changes so do the humans who use it.