"The Question Concerning Technology" Analytical Essay

A summary and analysis of Martin Heidegger's philosophical essay, "The Question Concerning Technology".
# 112270 | 2,431 words | 0 sources | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 18, 2009 in Computer and Technology (General) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper discusses Martin Heidegger's essay, "The Question Concerning Technology" and points out that it puts forth an ontological question about the history of being and the oblivion of beings. The paper specifically focuses on the running theme throughout the essay that modern technology puts man in a horrible position. The paper explains that, according to Heidegger, the original techne was a poetic art that brought things forth into unconcealment and used both mind and body to give us a new object. Modern technology has lost this sense of mind and body and has looked at technology and nature as simply something that needs to be mastered. This jump away from the original poiesis put man in a dangerous position, in which neither object nor the act of revealing is witnessed.

From the Paper:

"Heidegger sees today's modern technology as a type of revealing. Although there are no longer the types of craftsmen that there once were, there is still a sense of bringing forth a substance. However, the poiesis that was once involved in technology is no longer available in modern technology. The new technology no longer sees nature as a pliable source from which substance and being can be brought forth out of concealment, but rather as a type of reserve for our own needs. For example, there are no longer farmers who see the land as a canvas for their crops. "

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