The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology

The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology by Langdon Winner

Synopsis: “The questions he poses about the relationship between technical change and political power are pressing ones that can no longer be ignored, and identifying them is perhaps the most a nascent ‘philosophy of technology’ can expect to achieve at the present time.”—David Dickson, New York Times Book Review

Published: 1989 | ISBN: 978-0226902111

Mini-bio: Langdon Winner is Thomas Phelan Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Wikipedia

An absolute classic introduction to the philosophy of technology that introduced me to the notion that technologies are political whether we recognise it or not. – From 10 Great Books on Technology

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