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技术与文明的成长-Technology and the Growth of Civilization

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标题(title):Technology and the Growth of Civilization
技术与文明的成长
作者(author):Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi
出版社(publisher):Springer International Publishing
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Our natural world has been irretrievably altered by humans, for humans. From domesticated wheat fields to nuclear power plants and spacecraft, everything we see and interact with has in some way been changed by the presence of our species, starting from the Neolithic era so many centuries ago.

This book provides a crash course on the issues and debates surrounding technology’s shifting place in our society. It covers the history of our increasingly black-box world, which some theorize will end with technology accelerating beyond our understanding. At the same time, it analyzes competing trends and theories, the lack of scientific knowledge of large sections of the population, the dogmas of pseudoscience, and the growing suspicion of science and technology, which may inevitably lead to scientific stagnation.
What will the future of our civilization look like? How soon might scientific acceleration or stagnation arrive at our doorstep, and just how radically will such technological shifts change our culture? These are issues that we must address now, to insure our future goes the way we choose.


Table of contents :
Front Matter ....Pages i-xxii
Technology in prehistory (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 1-18
From prehistory to history (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 19-38
Greek rationality (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 39-56
From Abraham to Jesus: The Judeo-Christian rational horizon (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 57-76
The Roman world and the “broken history” (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 77-96
The Middle Ages: “Dark ages” or the dawn of technology? (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 97-124
The beginning of scientific technology (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 125-151
Technology, capitalism and imperialism: The rise of the West (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 152-171
The dark side of technology (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 172-182
Industrial revolutions (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 183-204
The irrationalistic constant (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 205-222
Beyond the horizon (Giancarlo Genta, Paolo Riberi)....Pages 223-238
Back Matter ....Pages 239-267
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