The question concerning technology. Notes on Heidegger’s ‘The Question Concerning Technology’ 2018-12-24

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The Question Concerning Technology in China (ebook)

the question concerning technology

But she does go to the trouble of elaborating Heidegger's key concept before connecting it towards her central subject which is Art. But if, as Heidegger hoped, his works are to help us understand the challenges technology presents, we must study him both carefully and cautiously — carefully, to appreciate the depth and complexity of his thought, and cautiously, in light of his association with the Nazis. Agriculture is now the mechanized food industry. The gathering concentrates man upon ordering the real as standing-reserve 19. The current conception of technology, according to which it is a means and a human activity, can therefore be called the instrumental and anthropological definition of technology. In the remaining few pages he discusses what enframing actually is, building upon the idea that as the essence of technology, it is therefore that which reveals the real through ordering as standing reserve. In the Middle Ages, he writes, the world was viewed as the creation of God and as such there was a natural order which everyone was assumed to fit into.

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The Question Concerning Technology in China (ebook)

the question concerning technology

Still, during periods in my life when work required frequent air travel, creepiness faded and acclimation set in. That is why the instrumental conception of technology conditions every attempt to bring man into the right relation to technology. Yet the conception that there is only one—originally Greek—type of technics has been an obstacle to any original critical thinking of technology in modern Chinese thought. Such challenging happens in that the energy concealed in nature is unlocked, what is unlocked is transformed, what is transformed is stored up, what is stored up is in turn distributed, and what is distributed is switched about ever anew. Heidegger's roots lie deep in the Western philosophical tradition, yet his thought is unique in its language, and its expression. Dasein is the conscious being human being as a locus for the revealing of being.

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The Question Concerning Technology in China: An Essay in Cosmotechnics by Yuk Hui

the question concerning technology

The instrumental definition of technology is indeed so uncannily correct that it even holds for modern technology, of which, in other respects, we maintain with some justification that it is, in contrast to the older handwork technology, something completely different and therefore new. There is just so much thought that pivots around the ideas presented in these pieces that it's hard not to be drawn into the often perplexing etymologically These can be very difficult. We look into the danger and see the growth of the saving power. Many people will see this animation for its practical value as something beautiful. Technology is a mode of revealing. The latter, in their turn, set public opinion to swallowing what is printed, so that a set configuration of opinion becomes available on demand. What is brough-forth in this challenging is exactly what man already seeks to know.

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Notes on Heidegger’s ‘The Question Concerning Technology’

the question concerning technology

I don't feel I've quite succeeded it bringing Heidegger's insight all the way down to earth, so I will probably revise it in the future. In The Question Concerning Technology in China, a systematic historical survey of the major concepts of traditional Chinese thinking is followed by a startlingly original investigation of these questions, in order to ask how Chinese thought might today contribute to a renewed, cosmotechnical questioning of globalized technics. But meanwhile even the cultivation of the field has come under the grip of another kind of setting-in-order, which sets upon nature. On the one hand, these are wonderful philosophy vignettes offering great incite into the relationship between technology and thinking. In The Question Concerning Technology, we begin to look at how modern technology is different than the technology of the past. In The Question Concerning Technology in China, a systematic historical survey of the major concepts of traditional Chinese thinking is followed by a startlingly original investigation of these questions, in order to ask how Chinese thought might today contribute to a renewed, cosmotechnical questioning of globalized technics.

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The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays by Martin Heidegger

the question concerning technology

The attitude that gives rise to modern technology is the problem. Technology then, in its essence as enframing, precedes physics. Is technology really so bad? Modern physics… is challenged forth by the rule of enframing, which demands that nature be orderable as standing-reserve. There's no reason, many believe, we can't share ontological space with one another. One says: Technology is a means to an end.


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The Question Concerning Technology in China (ebook)

the question concerning technology

. Generally truth is thought to be limited to knowledge, to facts about the world. The purpose of questioning technology is therefore to break the chains of technology and be free, not in the absence of technology but through a better understanding of its essence and meaning. Within its domain belong end and means as well as instrumentality. The establishing of this mutual relationship between technology and physics is correct.

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The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays by Martin Heidegger

the question concerning technology

However, the destining of revealing may comprise a danger. However, the revealing of modern technology differs from that of earlier, non-machine-powered technology, in a fundamental way. In order that we may arrive at this, or at least come close to it, we must seek the true by way of the correct. Chicago ~ 1993 284 pp. And this illusion perpetuates so long as no one asks questions regards the origin of modern science of the essence of modern technology.

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The Question Concerning Technology in China (ebook)

the question concerning technology

In any event, b y the end, Hepburn's character who's named, surely not by coincidence, Miss Watson is cheerfully learning to use the computer and cooing affectionately as it spits out answers to questions. This revealing gathers together in advance the form and the matter of ship or house, with a view to the finished thing envisaged as completed, and from this gathering determines the manner of its construction. It was as though his big head clouded the clarity of his actual point. Modern physics… is challenged forth by the rule of enframing, which demands that nature be orderable as standing-reserve. That's what the is about, I think. But the revealing never simply comes to an end. As new things-in-themselves arise in consequence, new words must be fashioned in order to delineate precisely the nature of their resulting experiential qualities.

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