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Technica Speciosa: Some Notes on the Ambivalence of Technics In Kant and Weber

Simon Morgan Wortham and Gary Hall

in Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228140
eISBN:
9780823240975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228140.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The techne-term became a technical term of philosophy after the ancient Greek philosophers, who adopted the word techne from everyday speech. Techne terms first entered the lexicon of “first ... More


The film journal interviews and other writings

in Lukácsian film theory and cinema: A study of Georg Lukács’ writings on film, 1913-71

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078842
eISBN:
9781781701706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078842.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Georg Lukács' writings on film during the final period of his career consist of impromptu responses to questions put during interviews. This chapter explores the themes within these writings: ... More


The Value of Literature Today

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter talks about the value of art in today's society, particularly what extent art has been able to address the consequences of technology. The chapter takes note of some examples through ... More


The Tyranny of the Technical

Kelly Besecke

in You Can’t Put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199930920
eISBN:
9780199369768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930920.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Reflexive spiritualists criticize four specific cultural patterns as obstacles to spiritual meaning: (1) literalism, a habit of looking for the single correct, surface-level, factual meaning of ... More


Flat Religion and Flaky Spirituality

Kelly Besecke

in You Can’t Put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199930920
eISBN:
9780199369768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930920.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents reflexive spiritualists’ sense of how technical reason distorts religion and spirituality and robs them of meaning. Technical reason emphasizes facts, rules, and material ... More


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