Technique and Hyperreality: Promoting a "New and Improved" Humanity 公开

Bright, Paul Thomas (2011)

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Technique and Hyperreality: Promoting a "New and Improved" Humanity
By Thomas Bright
This paper addresses the following three questions: (1) What are the leading characteristics of the technological society? (2) In what sense does this form of society depend upon a propagandistic thought form? (3) How is the individual to live within the technological society? These questions are addressed through the thought of Jacques Ellul and others in a struggle for a better understanding of the modern world and the best way to live in it.

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I. The Real and Perceived Characteristics of the Technological Society

The Bluff……….2
Operation and Phenomenon……….3
Efficiency and Reason……….5
Autonomy and Automatism……….7
Present-Minded Necessity………..9
Lack of Awareness and Moral Judgment……….11
Avoiding Criticism……….13
Propaganda and Human Techniques……….14
Propaganda……….15
Amusement……….17
Education……….19
Conclusion..........21

II. Propaganda and Hyperreality: Imitating and Erasing the Memory of "The Human"

The Societal Requirements for Propaganda……….23
Propaganda……….25
Escape……….28
Hyperreality……….33
Propaganda as Hyperreality……….37
Conclusion……….41

III. A Solution of Proportionality: Hoping for the Impossible

Cassier: Form and Technology……….43
Giedion and Equipoise……….46
Ellul's Christian but Socratic Solution……….48
Conclusion……….51





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