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Larry A. Hickman

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823228416

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823228416.001.0001

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A Neo-Heideggerian Critique of Technology

A Neo-Heideggerian Critique of Technology

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(p.92) Six A Neo-Heideggerian Critique of Technology
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Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism
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Albert Borgmann

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0007

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

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