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Heidegger on Science and Technology : A Contemporary Critique
Authorship Description
Prof. Joseph I. Fernando.
Bibliographical Details xiv, 171 p. 24 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9395457104
ISBN-13 9789395457101, 978-9395457101
Year of Publication 2022.
Series JD Philosophy Series - 24.
Further Details In Collaboration with Jnana Deepa, Pune.
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The purpose of writing this book is twofold: one, to engage in a critical exposition of Heidegger’s views on science and especially his thoughts on technology in the current context of the threat to humans and the environment posed by technology; two, to go beyond Heidegger by suggesting certain steps to counter technology. Heidegger’s way of meditative thinking could help us retain our sanity. His approach to technology is metaphysical. The author argues that the metaphysical approach is good but insufficient. We need a moral approach to technology as well. We may not be able to handle technology without a nonviolent attitude towards being. Violence combined with technology will most likely obliterate all life, including ours, from the planet. So the book will help the readers to understand what constitutes a nonviolent approach to being.


In loving memory of Professor George F. McLean


Part I: Heidegger’s Understanding of Science and Technology

Chapter One: Heidegger’s Interest in Science and Technology

Chapter Two: The Picture of the Modern World

Chapter Three: Science as the Theory of the Real

Chapter Four: How are Science and Mathematics Related to Metaphysics?

Chapter Five: “God is Dead” and Technology

Chapter Six: What is Technology?

Chapter Seven: Dwelling, Thinking and Technology

Chapter Eight: Reflection on Heidegger and Technology

Part II: Dealing with Technology, Inspired by Heidegger

Chapter Nine: Western Technology and the Rediscovery of Indigenous Wisdom

Chapter Ten: A New Definition of Philosophy as Love of Being

Chapter Eleven: The Imperative of a Nonviolent Approach to Being

Prof. Joseph I. Fernando (Prof (Emeritus), Arul Anandar (Autonomous) College, Madurai) obtained a Baccalaureate in Philosophy from the then Pontifical Athenaeum, Pune; Masters in Ancient Indian Culture, MPhil in Philosophy and Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Pune; and a Diploma in Gandhian Thought from Madurai University. He participated in a Postdoctoral Research Seminar Program conducted by the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and has presented papers at several international conferences abroad. He has been teaching philosophy in India, Thailand and Macau. His other books are Dynamics of Liberation: The Social Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.and Pathway to Peace: A Nonviolent Lifestyle.


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