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Cultural Collisions - Postmodern Technoscience (Paperback): Raphael Sassower

Cultural Collisions - Postmodern Technoscience (Paperback)

Raphael Sassower

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Combining postmodernism with technoscience, this work considers the viability of public works such as the superconducting supercollider in a postmodern age. Contending that technoscientific projects are contingent upon economic and political support, and not simply upon their scientific feasibility, Sassower illuminates the cultural context of postmodernism vis-a-vis an examination of postmodernism and the philosophy of late 20th-century technoscience. Drawing upon conflicts between Popperians, postmodernists and feminists, Sassower claims that "translation" between competing discourses about technoscience is necessary to avoid cultural collisions and foster fruitful exchange between divergent discourses; also that a discussion of reality, both natural and social, is the common ground for this debate. He emphasizes also the material, political and economic conditions which underlie technoscientific projects, and stresses the indespensible role imagination and art play in teaching the responsible development of technology in the next century.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 1995
First published: 1995
Authors: Raphael Sassower
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 170
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-91110-8
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Philosophy of science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
LSN: 0-415-91110-9
Barcode: 9780415911108

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