Article name Social Assessment of the Role of Technology in the Technocratic Conceptions of the 20th–21st Centuries
Authors Azimli A.S. Postgraduate Student,
Bibliographic description Azimli Aziz Sh. O. Social Assessment of the Role of Technology in the Technocratic Conceptions of the 20th–21st Centuries // Humanitarian Vector. 2020. Vol. 15, No. 4. PP. 53–58. DOI: 10.21209/1996-7853-2020-15-4-53-58.
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DOI 10.21209/1996-7853-2020-15-4-53-58
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Annotation The article describes the views of representatives of the philosophy of technology regarding the technical development impact on social life. During the 20th century, thoughts were different. “Technological optimism” prevailed in the first half of the 20th century, but after World War II the creation of nuclear weapons brought the thoughts of negative consequences of technological progress into philosophers’ minds. At the beginning of the 21st century, issues of innovation and risk correlation and the development of new branches of technical knowledge became decisive. Their study is based on the analysis of T. Veblen’s, F. Dessauer’s and V. M. Gorokhov’s conceptions. T. Veblen, the author of the “idle class” conception, examined the contradictions between representatives of the economy real sector and the sphere of circulation. This led him to the idea that the engineers should control the whole manufacturing. The German scientist and philosopher F. Dessauer had a positive attitude to technological progress and its impact on social relations. He believed that if a person produces and develops technology, he becomes similar to the Creator. One more scientist, V. M. Gorokhov believes that the study of technology, according to the object complexity has the interdisciplinary nature. The technology influence on social life should be studied from different prospective and should have multicomponent nature. At the beginning of the 21st century, the technology science is being formed on the basis of natural and technical sciences. The innovations implementation and the problem of technological risks are of great importance for modern society development nowadays.
Key words philosophy of technology, scientific and technological progress, T. Veblen, F. Dessauer, V. M. Gorokhov, innovations and risks
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