The Resource Powers of the rational : science, technology, and the future of thought, Dominique Janicaud ; translated by Peg Birmingham and Elizabeth Birmingham, (electronic resource/)

Powers of the rational : science, technology, and the future of thought, Dominique Janicaud ; translated by Peg Birmingham and Elizabeth Birmingham, (electronic resource/)

Label
Powers of the rational : science, technology, and the future of thought
Title
Powers of the rational
Title remainder
science, technology, and the future of thought
Statement of responsibility
Dominique Janicaud ; translated by Peg Birmingham and Elizabeth Birmingham
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Why has science placed itself almost exclusively in the service of power? Can the rational avoid being appropriated by a kind of hyperpower? Do other possibilities exist for the future of thought? Dominique Janicaud addresses the menacing explosion of power in contemporary life. Starting with a critical reflection upon the origins of the rational, he combines a phenomenology of power with a genealogy of rationality to investigate the role of rationality in linking science and technology to power. Motivated by Heideggers critique of technology, Janicaud broadens the interrogation by critically engaging with such thinkers as Weber, Habermas, and Adorno. The book sheds new light not only on Heideggers own work but also on its relationship with the phenomenological past and its contemporary competitors - the Frankfurt school, post-structuralism, and contemporary analytic philosophy
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
128/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.J283
LC item number
P8513 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Continental thought
Label
Powers of the rational : science, technology, and the future of thought, Dominique Janicaud ; translated by Peg Birmingham and Elizabeth Birmingham, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=11030
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Impotence in the Face of Power. 1. Facing the Incalculable. 2. Power in Its Effects. 3. The Ruses of Technicism. 4. Jonas in the System -- pt. II. What Power for the Rational? 5. The Phases of Potentialization. 6. Science between Power and Alliance. 7. From Absolute Power to Contiguity. 8. Rationality as Partage -- pt. III. Of Rationality and the Enigma
Control code
ocm43476134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Powers of the rational : science, technology, and the future of thought, Dominique Janicaud ; translated by Peg Birmingham and Elizabeth Birmingham, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=11030
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Impotence in the Face of Power. 1. Facing the Incalculable. 2. Power in Its Effects. 3. The Ruses of Technicism. 4. Jonas in the System -- pt. II. What Power for the Rational? 5. The Phases of Potentialization. 6. Science between Power and Alliance. 7. From Absolute Power to Contiguity. 8. Rationality as Partage -- pt. III. Of Rationality and the Enigma
Control code
ocm43476134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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