- Paperback: 310 pages
- Publisher: The University of Chicago Press (March 15, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0226066290
- ISBN-13: 978-0226066295
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry
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About the Author
Albert Borgmann is Regents Professor of Philosophy at the University of Montana. He is the author of Crossing the Postmodern Divide, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Rather than a critique of technology, the book actually critiques consumerism. In this, the book is thought-provoking and worth reading. Although Borgmann assumes (incorrectly, I believe) a linkage between technology and consumerism, the linkage is not necessary to the critique of consumerism. Unfortunately, like most social critics, Borgmann does not present tangible suggestions for changing course.