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Law of times. Reflections on the energy problem. Das Gesetz des Geschehens. Gedanken zur Energiefrage

Abstract

The implicit confidence in technology of former decades has long since given way to an equally doubtful hostility towards technology. Criticism is focusing on energy economy and the 'hard technologies' it advocates. The publication for the first time gives public access to a number of papers and essays discussing this criticism in a most detailed and competent way. Based on different aspects and theories maintained by natural science, philosophy, ethics and world economy the author concludes that it is not cuts but a consistent technological extension leading to long-term living conditions worthy of a human being and to the benefit of the major part of the population. The publication deals with the following subjects: pros and cons of a nuclear phaseout; technology as a prior condition of modern humanity, energy for our world; energy - order - humanity; responsibility and technology; engineers - mediators between energy technology and society, future energy supply and technological changes; innovation and the interaction between technology and science; energy supply and pollution abatement; nuclear technology and long-term energy supplies; from mechanics to energy technology - 200 years of German steam engineering; the implications of the second law of thermodynamics for human life; arguments in favour  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1986
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
DEN-87-004445; EDB-87-071835
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY SOURCES; ETHICAL ASPECTS; ENERGY SUPPLIES; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENGINEERING; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; GLOBAL ASPECTS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR POWER PHASEOUT; QUALITY OF LIFE; SOCIAL IMPACT; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; SOCIOLOGY; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; ENERGY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; 290200* - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology; 530100 - Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies- Social & Economic Studies- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6680515
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Submitting Site:
DEN
Size:
Pages: 232
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Citation Formats

Knizia, K. Law of times. Reflections on the energy problem. Das Gesetz des Geschehens. Gedanken zur Energiefrage. Germany: N. p., 1986. Web.
Knizia, K. Law of times. Reflections on the energy problem. Das Gesetz des Geschehens. Gedanken zur Energiefrage. Germany.
Knizia, K. 1986. "Law of times. Reflections on the energy problem. Das Gesetz des Geschehens. Gedanken zur Energiefrage." Germany.
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abstractNote = {The implicit confidence in technology of former decades has long since given way to an equally doubtful hostility towards technology. Criticism is focusing on energy economy and the 'hard technologies' it advocates. The publication for the first time gives public access to a number of papers and essays discussing this criticism in a most detailed and competent way. Based on different aspects and theories maintained by natural science, philosophy, ethics and world economy the author concludes that it is not cuts but a consistent technological extension leading to long-term living conditions worthy of a human being and to the benefit of the major part of the population. The publication deals with the following subjects: pros and cons of a nuclear phaseout; technology as a prior condition of modern humanity, energy for our world; energy - order - humanity; responsibility and technology; engineers - mediators between energy technology and society, future energy supply and technological changes; innovation and the interaction between technology and science; energy supply and pollution abatement; nuclear technology and long-term energy supplies; from mechanics to energy technology - 200 years of German steam engineering; the implications of the second law of thermodynamics for human life; arguments in favour of a general energy system.}
place = {Germany}
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