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By Simen Andersen Øyen, Tone Lund-Olsen, Nora Sørensen Vaage

ISBN-10: 9086867529

ISBN-13: 9789086867523

Technology and faith are usually considered as dichotomies. yet even if our modern society is usually perceived as a explanation technique, we nonetheless desire extensive, metaphysical ideals outdoors of what could be confirmed empirically. Rituals and logos stay on the middle of contemporary lifestyles. Do our options of technology and faith require revitalization? Can technological know-how itself be thought of a faith, a trust, or an ideology? Science's authority and status permits little within the manner of exchange methods now not based in empirical technology. it isn't strange to think that know-how and technological know-how will resolve the world's basic difficulties. Has fact been colonized by way of technology? Have clinical disciplines develop into so really good and "operationally closed" that they have got built obstacles to different disciplines in addition to most of the people? The writers of this ebook got down to examine no matter if the symbols of academia might in certain cases tackle a top quality of sacrality, even if the rule of thumb of specialists will be stated to have the nature of a "priesthood of knowledge", no matter if faith has a spot in clinical contexts, and a range of different questions bearing on technological know-how and its kin to non secular trust.

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