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Philosophy

 

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August 3, 2015

 

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Only relatively recently have philosophers with international reputations begun to emphasize the importance—indeed, the central role—of technology in the history of humankind, and notably in the modern era. Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger have stressed technology as the fate of humankind. Jaspers called technology "the main problem" (Hauptproblem) of our modern situation...
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Jaspers called technology "the main problem" (Hauptproblem) of our modern situation. And Heidegger (in Vortrage und Aufsatze, 1967, p. 72) called "technique," or technology, our "perfected metaphysics" (vollendete Metaphysik). According to Heidegger, technology is "essentially" identical with modern metaphysics, providing for us a kind of metaphysical constitution of the world that is presupposed as the fundamental core of any human possibility or opportunity of action or potentiality of world-making...
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