Existentialist philosophy isn’t about bringing despair and angst into our lives, it’s about discovering our inner freedom, explains the author of At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails. She recommends the best books on Existentialism.
Technics and Civilization
by Lewis Mumford
Autonomous Technology – Technics-Out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought
by Langdon Winner
Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life
by Albert Borgmann
Does Technology Drive History? The Dilemma of Technological Determinism
by Edited by Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx
Philosophy of Technology
by Edited by Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen and Evan Selinger
It’s easy to be impressed by the latest gadgets and comment on how much has changed since we started using them. But how often do we really take a step back and think about technological advances in their broader context? Belarussian tech commentator, Evgeny Morozov, picks the best books on the philosophy of technology.
The human condition has not changed down the millennia, so it’s no surprise that ancient philosophy has much to teach us about how to live our lives, argues Jules Evans. He picks the best books about ancient philosophy in modern life.
Is it inevitable that the desire to build a perfect world should end in disaster? John Gray considers the flaws in utopian thinking and the essential nature of humans. He recommends the best critiques of utopia and apocalypse.
The former magician sharpens his knives against proponents of flim-flam, pseudoscience and the so-called paranormal. And tells us where the creator of Sherlock Holmes went very badly wrong. He picks the best books on scepticism.