Hand's end: Technology and the limits of nature

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Hand's End offers a new philosophy of technology as the fundamental way in which humans experience and define nature-the tool as humanity extended. Rothenberg examines human inventions from the water wheel to the nuclear bomb and discusses theories of technology in the thought of philosophers including Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Marx, Heidegger, Spinoza, Mumford, and McLuhan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9780520913202
ISBN (Print)9780520080553
StatePublished - Sep 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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