Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/304585
Title:
The Spiritual Meaning of Technological Evolution to Life
Authors:
Kirby, Joseph Morrill
Abstract:
There are two senses by which technology can be seen as a new layer of living complexity: first, while biological systems can only appropriate 24 of the 91 natural elements into their metabolic processes, technological systems can imbue complex form into all 91 elements; second, this added capacity gives life the potential to expand across its current limit – the atmosphere of the Earth – in the same way as it expanded from the oceans to the land some five hundred million years ago. This essay explores what such an understanding of life and technology might mean to us, humanity, in the context of our current ecological and social catastrophe.
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Citation:
Kirby, Joseph Morrill. "The Spiritual Meaning of Technological Evolution to Life," Cosmos and History: the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 9 (2013): 179-220, accessed October 23, 2013, http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/291
Publisher:
Cosmos Publishing Cooperative
Journal:
Cosmos and History: the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/304585
Additional Links:
http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/291; http://www.academia.edu/3983603/The_Spiritual_Meaning_of_Technological_Evolution_to_Life
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Complexification; Technology; Life; Lyotard, Jean-François, 1924-1998; Expansion; Evolution; Taylor, Charles; Dooyeweerd, H. (Herman), 1894-1977; Ground motive; Technology
ISSN:
1832-9101
Rights:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Rights holder:
In short, copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings [http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/about/submissions#copyrightNotice]
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dc.contributor.authorKirby, Joseph Morrillen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-23T18:16:36Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-23T18:16:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationKirby, Joseph Morrill. "The Spiritual Meaning of Technological Evolution to Life," Cosmos and History: the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 9 (2013): 179-220, accessed October 23, 2013, http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/291en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1832-9101-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/304585-
dc.description.abstractThere are two senses by which technology can be seen as a new layer of living complexity: first, while biological systems can only appropriate 24 of the 91 natural elements into their metabolic processes, technological systems can imbue complex form into all 91 elements; second, this added capacity gives life the potential to expand across its current limit – the atmosphere of the Earth – in the same way as it expanded from the oceans to the land some five hundred million years ago. This essay explores what such an understanding of life and technology might mean to us, humanity, in the context of our current ecological and social catastrophe.en_GB
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dc.publisherCosmos Publishing Cooperativeen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/291en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.academia.edu/3983603/The_Spiritual_Meaning_of_Technological_Evolution_to_Lifeen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectComplexificationen_GB
dc.subjectTechnologyen_GB
dc.subjectLifeen_GB
dc.subjectLyotard, Jean-François, 1924-1998en_GB
dc.subjectExpansionen_GB
dc.subjectEvolutionen_GB
dc.subjectTaylor, Charlesen_GB
dc.subjectDooyeweerd, H. (Herman), 1894-1977en_GB
dc.subjectGround motiveen_GB
dc.subjectTechnologyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshDooyeweerd, H. (Herman), 1894-1977en_GB
dc.subject.lcshTaylor, Charlesen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLifeen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLyotard, Jean-François, 1924-1998en_GB
dc.titleThe Spiritual Meaning of Technological Evolution to Lifeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.journalCosmos and History: the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophyen_GB
dc.rights.holderIn short, copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings [http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/about/submissions#copyrightNotice]en_GB
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