Our War on Ourselves : Rethinking Science, Technology, and Economic Growth, Paperback Book

Our War on Ourselves : Rethinking Science, Technology, and Economic Growth Paperback

Description

Our approach to knowing and doing is based on delegating physical phenomena to physicists, biological phenomena to biologists, social phenomena to sociologists, economic phenomena to economists, and so on.

This approach to knowledge and practice works very well when one category of phenomena dominates (as in mechanical and technical systems), but does not work when many categories of phenomena make significant contributions (as in the biological and cultural spheres).

As a result, our civilization succeeds in its scientific and technical endeavours yet fails in dealing with communities and ecosystems. Following his groundbreaking Labyrinth of Technology and Living in the Labyrinth of Technology, Willem H.

Vanderburg's Our War on Ourselves explores the type of war we have unleashed on our lives by emphasizing discipline-based processes.

The work also illuminates how we can achieve a more balanced, livable, and sustainable future by combining technical and cultural perspectives in our educational and institutional settings.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 2 Tables
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9781442612617

Other Formats

£28.99

£24.25

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops