A Neo-Heideggerian Critique of Technology

Albert Borgmann

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228416
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235544 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

A Neo-Heideggerian Critique of               Technology

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This chapter discusses Albert Borgmann's neo-Heideggerian critique of the ways in which contemporary men and women interact with technology. He suggests that a move beyond that he calls "the device paradigm" in order to consider "focal things and practices", about which we are able to communicate by means of what he calls "deictic" discourse. Borgmann's solution to the problem of obscured focal things and practices is to enter technology under two columns: one is the bad part of technology and the other is the good part.

Keywords: Albert Borgmann; technology; device paradigm; focal things; neo-Heideggerian critique; deictic discourse

Chapter.  7266 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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