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Hand's End: Technology and the Limits of Nature

By: David Rothenburg

256 pages, 8 illus, 11 figs

University of California Press

Paperback | Oct 1995 | #47232 | ISBN: 0520080556
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #47233 | ISBN: 0520080548
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Offers a new philosophy of technology as the fundamental way in which humans experience and define nature - the tool as humanity extended. Included in this thesis is an historical overview of Western thought concerning the interrelationship of technology and nature, which includes the thoughts of Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Marx, Spinoza, Mumford, and McLuhan.
`Convincing and well-written, this book should be read by all of us' - Anna Otten, The Antioch Review
`For all concerned about our planet and humankind's ability to find a sustainable future, Rothenberg extends his hand and mind in affirmation of a more beneficial technology'
- Forest and Conservation Biology

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David Rothenberg is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His latest book, Wild Ideas, was published in 1995.

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