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Posted November 23, 2009
"Gil Germain uses a subtle and careful analysis of four French philosophers to illuminate our implication in technology and our tenuous hold on reality. We need to pay close attention to Germain's insights if we are to recover a more grounded and substantial way of life." -- ALBERT BORGMANN, author of "Holding On to Reality" and "Real American Ethics"
"This widely learned study by Gil Germain explains why technology is both a problem and a problem-solver. His book carefully analyzes virtual reality in terms of contemporary philosophy and scholarship. Profoundly thought provoking!" -- MICHAEL HEIM, author of "The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality" and "Virtual Realism"
"There is do doubt that our technology "does indeed rearrange the world so that we do not have to experience it". What in our experience is 'real' and how has our technology shaped or contorted the human spirit? Gil Germain addresses these questions through a clear presentation and penetrating analysis of modern French Philosophy and then advances a bold synthesis which compels us to ask ourselves what it means to be alive today. My students will read this fine book." -- TOM DARBY, author of "The Feast: Meditations on Technology and Empire"