Skill, Technology and Enlightenment: On Practical Philosophy: On Practical Philosophy

Skill, Technology and Enlightenment: On Practical Philosophy: On Practical Philosophy

by Bo Göranzon (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995)

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Skill, Technology and Enlightenment: On practical Philosophy explores the problems of developing a perspective on technology and society, on the limits of enlightment, the relationship between cultural criticism and the epistemology of practical knowledge, tacit knowledge and a non-elitist conception of expertise, the role of the arts as a basis for reflection, and many other relevant topics.
The 1993 international conference in Stockholm was - among other things - part of a process of building a curriculum for an international graduate programme in the area of culture, skill and technology, a process that has been under way since 1989.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540199205
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 12/27/1994
Series: Human-centred Systems
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
Pages: 371
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction.- 1. Introduction.- Section II. On Practical Philosophy.- 2. The Practical Intellect and Master-Apprenticeship.- 3. From Montaigne to Diderot: Pascal, Jansenism and the Dialectics of Inner Theater.- 4. Imaginary Confessions.- 5. Rameau’s Nephew. Dialogue as Gesamtkunstwerk for Enlightenment (with constant reference to Plato).- 6. Morals in the “Theatre of the World”.- 7. The Traditions of Dialogue and the Future of Philosophy.- 8. Comments.- Section III. Acting as a Model for Skill.- 9. We Must Safeguard the Freedoms of our Craft.- 10. Some Reflections on Diderot’s Paradox.- 11. The Actor as Paradigm?.- 12. Actors and Acting.- 13. Comments.- Section IV. Alan Turing and Ludwig Wittgenstein — A Meeting of Different Traditions of Knowledge.- 14. Beyond All Certainty.- 15. Thoughts on Acting and the Play Beyond All Certainty: Great Escape Theatre Company.- 16. The Legacy of Turing — On the Limits of the Calculable.- 17. “Nothing is Hidden”.- 18. Turing and Wittgenstein — Two Perceptions of Reality.- 19. Carved in Stone or Carried by the Wind?.- 20. Experiment, Science, Literature.- 21. Scientific “Fact-Fictions”.- 22. Comments.- Section V. Education and the Information Society.- 23. Some Enigma Variations: A Selection of Dialogues Prompted by Turing’s Work.- 24. The Two Cultures in Engineering.- 25. A Confrontation between Different Traditions of Knowledge. An Example from Working Life.- 26. Engineering, Culture and Competence.- 27. Engineering Training with a Human Face: The I-Program at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.- 28. The Systems Analysis Skill.- 29. Comments.- Section VI. On Diderot, Analogy and Mathematics.- 30. Diderot, Implicit Knowledge and Architecture: The Experience of Analogy.- 31. On Mathematics at the Time of the Enlightenment, and Related Topics.- 32. Interdisciplinary Scope.- 33. Mathematics, Professional Knowledge and Technology: The Role of Mathematics in Society.- 34. Comments.- Section VII. Epilogue.- 35. Diderot and Dialogue: Reflections on the Stockholm Conference.- 36. Themes and Possibilities.- Name Index.

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