Humanism and Technology : Opportunities and Challenges Hardback
Edited by Anthony B. Pinn
Part of the Studies in Humanism and Atheism series
This book interrogates the ways in which new technological advances impact the thought and practices of humanism.
Chapters investigate the social, political, and cultural implications of the creation and use of advanced forms of technology, examining both defining benefits and potential dangers.
Contributors also discuss technology's relationship to and impact on the shifting definitions we hold for humankind.
International and multi-disciplinary in nature and scope, the volume presents an exploration of humanism and technology that is both racially diverse and gender sensitive.
With great depth and self-awareness, contributors offer suggestions for how humanists and humanist organizations might think about and relate to technology in a rapidly changing world.
More broadly, the book offers a critical humanistic interrogation of the concept of "progress" especially as it relates to technological advancement.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 239 pages, 1 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 239 p. 1 illus.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 15/12/2016
- Category: Humanist & secular alternatives to religion
- ISBN: 9783319317137