Kimberly Hurd Hale

Written by Kimberly Hurd Hale

Kimberly Hurd Hale is an Associate Editor of VoegelinView and Assistant Professor of Politics at Coastal Carolina University. She is author of Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis in the Foundation of Modern Political Thought (Lexington Books, 2013) and The Politics of Perfection: Technology and Creation in Literature and Film (Lexington Books, 2016).

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Thinking About Technology: How the Technological Mind Misreads Reality. Gil Germain. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2017.
 
Gil Germain’s Thinking About Technology: How the Technological Mind Misreads Reality argues that modern technology has obscured, and continues to obscure, humanity’s perception of reality. It does so by masking the true nature of human existence, which Germain characterizes as an erotic encounter with the world…

Aldous Huxley: The Political Thought of a Man of Letters. Alessandro Maurini. Lexington Books, 2017.
 
Few books bridge the divide between serious literature and popular entertainment as successfully as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Huxley’s dystopian vision of the dangers of materialism, social engineering, and omnipresent government regulation brings to life some of the most powerful, enduring ideas in modern political…

It is a nearly universally acknowledged fact that technology carries the potential for both great benefits and great dangers to human beings. Few question the assumption that science and technology, in themselves, are mere tools in the hands of human beings capable of turning them to good or ill.
But are these assumptions correct? Does science itself have a moral character?…