Does an Old Art Suffice for New Problems?

T.E. Swierstra*

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In this review I argue that Puech draws on two important currents in modern thought: the criticism of the ontological and social priority of conflict, and the rehabilitation of praxis vis-A -vis theoria. Still, his plea for a non-confrontational art of living leaves important questions unanswered. What is the problem exactly? What does exactly count as (non)confrontational? What is non-confrontation exactly meant to solve? What is the antiposition here? And: how does this new (or rather: old) art of living relate to the political and ethical varieties of Technology Assessment?.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-278
JournalFoundations of Science
Early online date17 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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