“O que você diz de toda a minha falácia está errado”: sobre o <i>determinismo tecnológico</i>

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  • John Durham Peters Yale University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v11i2p13-33

Palavras-chave:

Determinismo tecnológico, McLuhan, tecnologia, história intelectual, epistemologia da comunicação

Resumo

O ensaio reflete sobre o chamado determismo tecnológico, discutindo-o como uma “falácia” e um termo pejorativo utilizado por acadêmicos para criticarem seus adversários. Mostra as origens intelectuais do conceito e seus desenvolvimentos, concluindo que, no momento atual, continuar a denúncia do determinismo tecnológico é arriscar-se a cometer um erro mais grave do que dar agência a dispositivos – o de desistir da crítica. Num momento em que o significado das técnicas é, indiscutivelmente, uma das questões mais essenciais enfrentada pela humanidade, é importante fazer questionamentos sobre a tecnologia e seu papel histórico. Essa temática é particularmente importante para o campo de estudos de mídia, pois se explicações cuidadosas do papel decisivo da mediação tecnológica são descartadas, a razão de ser do campo é prejudicada.

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Biografia do Autor

John Durham Peters, Yale University

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Cinema e Estudos de Mídia. New Haven, Connecticut-EUA

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2017-08-31

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Peters, J. D. (2017). “O que você diz de toda a minha falácia está errado”: sobre o <i>determinismo tecnológico</i>. MATRIZes, 11(2), 13-33. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v11i2p13-33

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