By Roger D. Masters
Library magazine Masters (government, Dartmouth Coll.) first units up the ``straw man'' of a value-free technology after which laments that it has ended in relativism and subjectivism in regard to values in general. He goals to teach that the conventional values ``found in all significant religions and moral doctrines'' could be proven by means of science--when competently understood--to be implicit in human nature and that hence no hole separates truth and price, ``is'' and ``ought,'' technological know-how and ethics. The ebook has the looks and gear of a scholarly travel via highbrow background from the ancients to the current, however it is a careworn conflation of principles and ideas that doesn't come anyplace close to its objective; in any case, it tells us not anything major approximately how technology may also help us take care of the complexity and hard moral offerings of ``post-modern'' life.-- Leon H. Brody, U.S. workplace of team of workers Mgt. Lib., Washington, D.C.
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