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- The Self and the Good Life
- Nationalism and Patriotism
- The Making of the Modern Metropolis
- The Other
- Freedom and Human Emancipation
- Work and Labour
- Suffering In Theology and Modern European Thought
- Nihilism and Theology: Who Stands at the Door?
- War and Peace
- Radical Philosophy and Political Theology
- Beauty and Sublimity
- Time and History
- The Metaphysics of Modernity
- The Bible
- Divine Providence
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter addresses the question of what theologians can contribute to debates about technology. It argues that modern theology provides a distinctive contribution to understanding technology, not least because theology, like technology is concerned with the future. The chapter further argues that the newly formed paths within the philosophy of technology have generally failed to engage with the theological tradition due to the ecological, social, and existential crises of the technological age.
David Lewin is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at Liverpool Hope University (UK). His research addresses the religious and philosophical implications of modern technology, as well as related philosophical issues in education. In addition to publishing several articles on the philosophy of technology and its relation to religious philosophy, he has recently published Technology and the Philosophy of Religion (2011) and (co-edited with Todd Mei) From Ricoeur to Action: The Socio-Political Significance of Ricoeur's Thinking. (Continuum, 2012).
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