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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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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Okoro, Temple Davis, 1971- author. Title: Modernity and destining of technological being : beyond Heidegger's critique of technology to responsible and reflexive technology / Temple Davis Okoro. Description: 1 [edition]. | New York : Peter Lang, 2016. | Includes bibliographical references. Identifiers: LCCN 2016025315 | ISBN 9783631672884 Subjects: LCSH: Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976. | Technology. Classification: LCC B3279.H49 O356 2016 | DDC 601—dc23 LC record available at

ISBN 978-3-631-67288-4 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-06903-7 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-06903-7

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