Studies in Humanism and Atheism

Humanism and Technology

Opportunities and Challenges

Editors: Pinn, Anthony B. (Ed.)

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  • Presents an international and multidisciplinary exploration of humanism and technology
  • Offers a compelling and in-depth interrogation of the concept of "progress"
  • Explores a wide range of considerations including race, gender, the environment, food, and health 
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This book interrogates the ways in which new technological advances impact the thought and practices of humanism. Chapters investigate the social, political, and cultural implications of the creation and use of advanced forms of technology, examining both defining benefits and potential dangers. Contributors also discuss technology’s relationship to and impact on the shifting definitions we hold for humankind. 

International and multi-disciplinary in nature and scope, the volume presents an exploration of humanism and technology that is both racially diverse and gender sensitive. With great depth and self-awareness, contributors offer suggestions for how humanists and humanist organizations might think about and relate to technology in a rapidly changing world. More broadly, the book offers a critical humanistic interrogation of the concept of “progress” especially as it relates to technological advancement.

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Anthony B. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion at Rice University, USA, where he is also Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning. Additionally, he is Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies, USA. Pinn is the author-editor of over thirty books.  

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanism and Technology
Book Subtitle
Opportunities and Challenges
Editors
  • Anthony B. Pinn
Series Title
Studies in Humanism and Atheism
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31714-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31714-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31713-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81103-1
Series ISSN
2634-6656
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 239
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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