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Broken technologies : the humanist as engineer : an Introduction

Flores, Fernando LU (2009) In Broken technologies : the humanist as engineer p.1-7
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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Don Ihde, Heidegger, Intentionality, Meaning, Phenomenology, Broken Technology
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Broken technologies : the humanist as engineer
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Department of History of Ideas and Science, Lund University
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978-91-633-3683-6
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  author       = {Flores, Fernando},
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  keyword      = {Don Ihde,Heidegger,Intentionality,Meaning,Phenomenology,Broken Technology},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--7},
  publisher    = {Department of History of Ideas and Science, Lund University},
  series       = {Broken technologies : the humanist as engineer},
  title        = {Broken technologies : the humanist as engineer : an Introduction},
  year         = {2009},
}