Foundations of Science

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 269–274

A Non-confrontational Art of Living in the Technosphere and Infosphere


DOI: 10.1007/s10699-015-9452-9

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Puech, M. Found Sci (2017) 22: 269. doi:10.1007/s10699-015-9452-9


Several trends in contemporary philosophy have revived the question of the good life. This article addresses the more elaborate notion of an “art of living” in the specific context of the technosphere on the basis of recent works in philosophy of technology. It also brings ideas from Asian philosophy and from Buddhism in particular into the discussion. The focus is on the notion of non-confrontation, which could lead to a decisive change in the methods and scope of technology assessment within the humanities. The art of living in the technosphere emerges as an existential virtuosity that pertains to practical wisdom.


Technology Ethics Confrontation Good life Buddhism Wisdom 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paris-Sorbonne UniversityParisFrance

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