Systems practice

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 333–338 | Cite as

Is it possible to develop an emancipatory approach to technology?

  • Ernesto Lleras


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.

Key words

emancipatory approach technology Heidegger 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernesto Lleras
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of Los AndesBogotáColombia

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