ERIC Number: EJ604707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Jacques Ellul on Technique, Media, and the Spirit.
Gozzi, Raymond, Jr.
New Jersey Journal of Communication, v8 n1 p79-90 Spr 2000
Discusses how the French sociologist and theologian Jacques Ellul was a critic of "la technique"--the rationalized, efficient method underlying contemporary technology. Considers how Ellul felt that "la technique" had produced an all-embracing technological environment, which was self-augmenting and threatened to become totalitarian. Describes how Ellul found the roots of the realm of truth in the spirit, promoting freedom. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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