How Technology Embodies our Alienation from Nature

Gunther Anders, the biblical fig leaf, and promethean progress

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In The Obsolescence of Humankind, the German philosopher of technology Gunther Anders (1902–1992) argues that technological progress has the ironic downside that it leaves humans behind.

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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.