Bachelor of Arts
School or Department
Critical Theory, Frankfurt School, technological a priori, Marx, The Question Concerning Technology, One-Dimensional Man
The influence of technology in contemporary society is increasingly pervasive. While humankind reaps the benefits technology has to offer, these benefits do not come without costs. Often these costs are neither articulated nor addressed. Technology, from the Industrial Revolution to the Information Age, has reestablished the way in which we orient ourselves in our world. In doing so it has, in many cases, lowered our standard of human experience, thus creating an impoverishment of experience itself. Martin Heidegger and Herbert Marcuse provide especially insightful considerations of the ways in which modern technology impoverishes human existence. Furthermore, they have both posed means by which society might hope to redeem the quality of experience that has been lost in technology’s wake.
Honors College Research Project
Gradus, Brenna C., "Technology and the Impoverishment of Experience: An Insight through Heidegger and Marcuse" (2016). Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers. 115.
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