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The Whale and the Reactor : A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, Second Edition
by Langdon Winner




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"In an age in which the inexhaustible power of scientific technology makes all things possible, it remains to be seen where we will draw the line, where we will be able to say, here are possibilities that wisdom suggest we avoid."

First published to great acclaim in 1988, Langdon Winner's groundbreaking exploration of the political, social, and philosophical implications of technology is timelier than ever. He demonstrates that choices about the kinds of technical systems we build and use are actually choices about who we want to be and what kind of world we want to create--technical decisions are political decisions, and they involve profound choices about power, liberty, order, and justice. A seminal text in the history and philosophy of science, this new edition includes a new chapter, preface, and postscript by the author.

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Overview

"In an age in which the inexhaustible power of scientific technology makes all things possible, it remains to be seen where we will draw the line, where we will be able to say, here are possibilities that wisdom suggest we avoid."

First published to great acclaim in 1988, Langdon Winner's groundbreaking exploration of the political, social, and philosophical implications of technology is timelier than ever. He demonstrates that choices about the kinds of technical systems we build and use are actually choices about who we want to be and what kind of world we want to create--technical decisions are political decisions, and they involve profound choices about power, liberty, order, and justice. A seminal text in the history and philosophy of science, this new edition includes a new chapter, preface, and postscript by the author.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780226692548
  • ISBN-10: 022669254X
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: March 2020
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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