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Is it possible to develop an emancipatory approach to technology?

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The purpose of this writing is to explore ways of changing the relationship of workers with technology from one of oppression to one of liberation. By studying some of the most common aspects of those relationships, and Heidegger's reflections on the topic, a new way to relate to technology is proposed. This way is basically related with the way we conceive work and thought, and how these conceptions are oppressive by being constricted to exaction of productivity and not to the whole of human interests.

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Lleras, E. Is it possible to develop an emancipatory approach to technology?. Systems Practice 9, 333–338 (1996).

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  • emancipatory approach
  • technology
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