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Of Art and Wisdom Plato's Understanding of Techne cover
  • ISBN: 9780271015637
  • ISBN10: 0271015632

Of Art and Wisdom Plato's Understanding of Techne

by David Roochnik

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1996
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The Greek word techne, typically translated as "art", but also as "craft", "skill", "expertise", "technical knowledge", and even "science", has been decisive in shaping our "technological" culture. Here David Roochnik comprehensively analyzes Plato's treatment of this crucial word. Roochnik maintains that Plato's understanding of both the goodness of techne, as well as its severe limitations and consequent need to be supplemented by "nontechnical" wisdom, can speak directly to our own concerns about the troubling impact technology has had on contemporary life.
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