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The World We Live In

  • Alexandru Dragomir
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Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 220)

Abstract

A lecture on how the technical world of today is grounded on the abstraction promoted by science, which is itself grounded on the tendency of the intellect to deviate from its role of guiding the whole human being and to declare its own supremacy. Key texts are discussed, starting with Aristotle and ending with Descartes.

Keywords

Technology Science Modernity Aristotle Descartes Intellect 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandru Dragomir
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  1. 1.BucharestRomania

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