Socrates, Science and Technology
This essay examines the contributions of Socrates tothe development of Greek thought and philosophy andthe import of these contributions for developments incontemporary science and technology. Science andtechnology, today permeate the essential compartmentsof our lives, but the Socratic injunction for science togo hand-in-hand with ethics has been jettisoned bycontemporary science. This, the essay argues, is thesource of contemporary ills accompanying the variousscientifi c feats. Paying attention to the Socratic injunction,the essay concludes, is one sure way of giving science andtechnology a humane face and thereby put both properly atthe service of mankind.
Key words: Ethics; Dialectics; Technology;Development; Human values
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