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Human Existence, Technology, and Ecopoetics

Human Existence, Technology, and Ecopoetics 279 Human Existence, Technology, and Ecopoetics Don Ihde, Existential Technics. Albany, N. Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983, pp. ix, 190* Erazim Kohák, The Embers and the Stars: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Moral Sense of Nature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984, pp. xii, 269. * We all stand only together, not only all men, but all things. To abandon things, and to abandon each other, is to be lost. - Henry G. Bugbee, Jr., in The Inward Morning (1958) Our age is the age of autonomous and high technology whose spirit is embodied in the slogans of computer technology, media technology, and cybernetics. In essence, it is the age in which we ourselves become the manipulanda and "we enter into a cultural regimen where there is neither truth nor falsity concerning man and history, into a sleep, or a *In the text of this review, each of these two works is identified with its author followed by pagination. 280 nightmare, from which there is no awakening" (Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Primacy of Perception, p. 160). -. Within the movement of phenomenology, Martin Heidegger is the exemplary philosopher of technology. His seminal work "The Question Concerning http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Human Existence, Technology, and Ecopoetics

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 15 (1): 279 – Jan 1, 1985

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© 1985 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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279 Human Existence, Technology, and Ecopoetics Don Ihde, Existential Technics. Albany, N. Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983, pp. ix, 190* Erazim Kohák, The Embers and the Stars: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Moral Sense of Nature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984, pp. xii, 269. * We all stand only together, not only all men, but all things. To abandon things, and to abandon each other, is to be lost. - Henry G. Bugbee, Jr., in The Inward Morning (1958) Our age is the age of autonomous and high technology whose spirit is embodied in the slogans of computer technology, media technology, and cybernetics. In essence, it is the age in which we ourselves become the manipulanda and "we enter into a cultural regimen where there is neither truth nor falsity concerning man and history, into a sleep, or a *In the text of this review, each of these two works is identified with its author followed by pagination. 280 nightmare, from which there is no awakening" (Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Primacy of Perception, p. 160). -. Within the movement of phenomenology, Martin Heidegger is the exemplary philosopher of technology. His seminal work "The Question Concerning

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