Kierkegaard and the Question Concerning Technology (Hardback)
  • Kierkegaard and the Question Concerning Technology (Hardback)
zoom

Kierkegaard and the Question Concerning Technology (Hardback)

(author)
£90.00
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 22/08/2019
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket
Over the last several decades, technology has emerged as an important area of interest for both philosophers and theologians. Yet, despite his status as one of modernity's seminal thinkers, Soren Kierkegaard is not often seen as one who contributed to the field. Kierkegaard and the Question Concerning Technology argues otherwise. Christopher B. Barnett shows that many of Kierkegaard's criticisms of "the present age" relate to the increasing dominance of technology in the West, and he puts Kierkegaard's thought in conversation with subsequent thinkers who grappled with technological issues, from Martin Heidegger to Thomas Merton. Ultimately, Barnett contends that Kierkegaard's authorship, with its marked emphases on personal "upbuilding," stands as a place where deeper, non-technical modes of thinking are both commended and nurtured. In doing so, Barnett presents a Kierkegaard who remains relevant-perhaps all too relevant-in today's Digital Age.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9781628926668
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
As an accomplished author, Christopher Barnett has an astonishing range that captivates our interest. In this book, Barnett renews the conviction that Kierkegaard still remains relevant as our critical contemporary and edifying companion on this pilgrimage of life. Barnett has achieved the most in-depth treatment of Kierkegaard's critique of technological culture since Jacques Ellul. * Joshua Furnal, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Radboud University, The Netherlands, and author of Catholic Theology after Kierkegaard (2016) *
In his new book, Christopher B. Barnett not only shows that Kierkegaard was an important influence on several of the major 20th-century critics of technology, such as Heidegger and Ellul, he also shows that the Dane anticipated key points of their specific warnings as to the dangers of modern technology. Through a careful analysis of the material culture of 1840s Denmark and a sensitive reading of the relevant texts, Barnett shows how Kierkegaard was able to identify elements of the technological mind-set, its promise and its perils, that have now become defining features of our social and intellectual environment. * George Pattison, 1640 Professor of Divinity, University of Glasgow, Scotland, and author of A Phenomenology of the Devout Life: A Philosophy of Christian Life, Part I (2018) *

You may also be interested in...

Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Book of Why
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Skin in the Game
Added to basket
Japonisme
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Three Dimensions of Freedom
Added to basket
On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Aristotle's Way
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Added to basket
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Live Like A Stoic
Added to basket
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.