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Artefactualising the Sacred: Restating the Case for Martin Heidegger's 'Hermeneutical' Philosophy of Technology

Abstract : The author argues that the cultural fashion for post-human discourse needs to be taken seriously when considering the relationships between human beings and their technological inventions, but there is a clear need to be aware of posthumanity's ethical trajectories. Nature-cultures challenge the binary between nature and culture, and by implication, nature and technology, or even nature and the Divine. Technology, when viewed in this light, impinges not just on human attempts to avoid immortality through an extension of modernist transhuman projects, but also in which technologisation invades all life forms, including animal others. Further, the application of technologies that radically transform animal natures raises the prospect of a post-animal and even trans-animal society where the category of animal being is lost through gross manipulation. Another corrective trajectory pondering actual encounters between a human being and another when species meet, showing up both distinctive but common characteristics between humans and other agents, and their joint impacts on ecological and social landscapes.
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Fionn Bennett. Artefactualising the Sacred: Restating the Case for Martin Heidegger's 'Hermeneutical' Philosophy of Technology. Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred : Transdisciplinary Perspectives, Farnham (GB) : Ashgate, pp.47-65, 2015, 978-1-4724-4410-3. ⟨10.4324/9781315611952⟩. ⟨hal-02639678⟩



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