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Leviathan: Identity Interactions between Society and Technology

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  • Paksoy, H. B.

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Throughout history, it is possible to observe a continuous contention between the individual and the polity identities. This intra-communal bifurcation manifests itself in all activities of human endeavor, including economic, political and personal versus sovereign states rights. However, never before the role of technology has been elevated to the present level, contesting all comers, to reach absolute supremacy. This contention is not only to replace previous holders of levers to rule or dictate, but to reach levels of control heretofore unknown. Obviously, technology, without human guidance cannot achive a result. Left unchecked, any governing strata can utilize the technological means to deny any segment of society the individual rights that have been at least philosophically established.

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Article provided by Entelequia y Grupo Eumed.net (Universidad de Málaga) in its journal Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar.

Volume (Year): (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (Fall)
Pages: 157-162

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Handle: RePEc:erv:ancoec:y:2006:i:2:p:157-162

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Keywords: Philosophy; governance; identity; politics; history; science; technology; government; voting;

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