God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology / Edition 1

God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology / Edition 1

by William A. Stahl
ISBN-10:
0889203210
ISBN-13:
9780889203211
Pub. Date:
03/01/1999
Publisher:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Overview

God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology / Edition 1

Our ancestors saw the material world as alive, and they often personified nature. Today we claim to be realists. But in reality we are not paying attention to the symbols and myths hidden in technology. Beneath much of our talk about computers and the Internet, claims William A. Stahl, is an unacknowledged mysticism, an implicit religion. By not acknowledging this mysticism, we have become critically short of ethical and intellectual resources with which to understand and confront changes brought on by technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780889203211
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Series: Editions SR Series , #24
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents for
God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology by William A. Stahl

Introduction

Part I: A Critique of the Technological Mysticism

Chapter 1: Technological Mysticism

Chapter 2: Prophets of the Third Age

Chapter 3: The Masculine Machine

Chapter 4: Venerating the Black Box

Chapter 5: Faust’s Bargain

Part II: Redemptive Technology

Chapter 6: Two Philosophers and a Metallurgist

Chapter 7: Technology in the Good Society

References

Index

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