Science, hegemony and violence: a requiem for modernity

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United Nations University, Nov 8, 1990 - History - 301 pages
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This volume presents six essays by leading sociologists, philosophers, physicists, and environmental activists that examine the links between science and violence from the Baconian era to the present day. It looks at two basic issues: science as it provides a new justification for state violence; and science as violent technological intervention, invading and disrupting stable patterns of private life in the name of progress and development.

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Francis Bacon the First Philosopher of Modern
A Luddite View
The Career of an Imagination

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Ashis Nandy is currently an Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) National Fellow associated with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. He has been awarded the Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes 2007.

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