Questioning the Essence of Technology: Heidegger and the History of Truth

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Title: Questioning the Essence of Technology: Heidegger and the History of Truth
Author: Sims, Jessica R., 1981-
Abstract: This project explores Martin Heidegger's extensive engagement with technology and stands as a defense of his approach. In doing this I will explicate how technology should not be viewed simply as a means for human use but must be recognized as a way in which the truth reveals itself. This requires an inquiry into how modem technology approaches the world in a way that differs from approaches of the past. By showing what this difference is and how it is making its appearance, it becomes possible to see that technology places humanity into a new and dangerous relationship with itself. I would like to show that this danger can only be properly attended to and averted through a tum to historical reflection.
Description: vii, 73 p. A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries. Search the library catalog for the location and call number.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/9838
Date: 2009-06


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