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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 239; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03957

Imagined Futures Gone Astray. An Ontological Analysis

Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, Paulanergasse 13, 1220 Vienna, Austria
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 8 June 2017
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This paper is on ontological assumptions on which ideologies such as trans- and post humanism are based. The method by which these ontological assumptions are criticised is the analysis of the way of thinking (reductionism/projectionism, disjunctionism, and integrationism).
Keywords: technocracy; anthropomorphism; dualism; promethean shame; techno-social systems technocracy; anthropomorphism; dualism; promethean shame; techno-social systems
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Hofkirchner, W. Imagined Futures Gone Astray. An Ontological Analysis. Proceedings 2017, 1, 239.

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