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Modernity and Destining of Technological Being

Beyond Heidegger’s Critique of Technology to Responsible and Reflexive Technology

Temple Davis Okoro

Facing Heidegger’s critique of modern technology, the author analyses the question of technology and ethical responsibility and the call for reflexivity towards technology. He examines Heidegger‘s thoughts about how science and technology conceal the enigmatic and distinctive presencing of Being and exhibits how modern technology has brought unintended consequences and risks. The author extends the deliberation among diverse epistemologies, interested parties and laypersons, a component of reflexive modernization. Such epistemic community opens the way for a new reflexive democratization of technology, in which different actors should be involved in decision making about technology as it affects the society, the environment and individuals.
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Temple Davis Okoro studied Philosophy and Theology in Ikot Ekpene/Nigeria and French and German languages in Belgium and Germany. After a Master’s degree in Philosophy at Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL)/Belgium, he received another Master of Science in Educational Studies and Psychology from KU Leuven/Belgium and then a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Letters at the UCL. Presently the author is a researcher on Techno-society and Technological Progressivism and serves as Kaplan in Kirchen am Stommelerbusch, Pulheim, Germany.

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