Science, Technology and the Human Prospect - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080255958, 9781483139517

Science, Technology and the Human Prospect

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Edison Centennial Symposium

Editors: Chauncey Starr Philip C. Ritterbush
eBook ISBN: 9781483139517
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 242
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Science, Technology and the Human Prospect contains the proceedings of the Edison Centennial Symposium. Organized into three parts, this book begins with the 10 essays commissioned from scholars and persons richly experienced in the management of technology. Part I explores the costs and benefits of technology. Part II addresses the adaption of the institutional frame of technology. The last part discusses the human needs and future of invention.

Table of Contents

Foreword—Observing the Centennial of Light Introduction—The Growth of Limits Part I: Judging the Costs and Benefits of Technology

1. Phases of Creativity in Science and Technology 2. Science, Technology, and Economic Growth 3. Science and Technology in Global Development 4. Energy and Civilization 5. The Human Factor

Part II: Adapting the Institutional Frame of Technology

6. Two Kinds of Light from Science 7. Technology and Socioeconomic Innovation 8. Public Reactions to Science and Technology: the Wizard Faces Social Judgment 9. Industry and Energy: Moral Dimensions of the Tasks 10. Science, Technology, and Social Achievement

Part III: Human Needs and the Future of Invention

11. Energy 12. Technological History and Technical Problems 13. Human Population and Ecology 14. Medicine and Public Health 15. Urban Development 16. Food and Agriculture 17. Democracy and Technology 18. Communications

Index About the Contributors


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Chauncey Starr

Philip C. Ritterbush

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