The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology

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University of Chicago Press, 2010 M07 15 - 214 pages
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"The questions he poses about the relationship between technical change and political power are pressing ones that can no longer be ignored, and identifying them is perhaps the most a nascent 'philosophy of technology' can expect to achieve at the present time."—David Dickson, New York Times Book Review

"The Whale and the Reactor is the philosopher's equivalent of superb public history. In its pages an analytically trained mind confronts some of the most pressing political issues of our day."—Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Isis

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Contents

Reform and Revolution
59
III Excess and Limit
119
Notes
179

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Langdon Winner is professor of political science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the author of Autonomous Technology.

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