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John Dewey's Pragmatic Technology

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ISBN-10: 0253207630

ISBN-13: 9780253207630

Edition: 1990

Authors: Larry A. Hickman

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This book does much to disple the old canard that John Dewey was guilty of "scientism" and a reverent worship of technological progress. Indeed, Dewey predated the Frankfurt school in his warnings about the dangers inherent in a machine culture. With new advances come new problems, and these can only be dealt with through an instrumentalist approach. Dewey also argued that we have no guarantee of success. Natural events can terminate human life and human greed, laziness, or error could have the same result.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 3/22/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Editor+s Foreword
Locating Dewey+s Critique of Technology
Knowing as a Technological Artifact
Productive Skills in the Arts
From Techne to Technology
Theory, Practice, and Production
Instruments, History, and Human Freedom
Publics as Products
Epilogue: Responsible Technology
Appendix: Pagination Key to Works Cited