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Technology and the character of contemporary life

Albert Borgmann

Technology and the character of contemporary life

a philosophical inquiry

by Albert Borgmann

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago, IL .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Technology -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlbert Borgmann.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsT14 .B63 1984
    The Physical Object
    Pagination302 p
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21150088M
    ISBN 100226066290
    LC Control Number84-8639

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