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Technology and Citizenship


by Harry S. Broudy 1986

These general observations indicate the main topics under which the impact of technology on citizenship will be examined. We may ask how the dialectical results of technology affect the cognitive and moral resources of the citizen, especially in a democratic society. What happens when the knowledge requirements for citizen choices exceed the resources of even the well-educated citizen? What criteria can the citizen invoke when experts disagree? Can a society dominated by technology escape amoralization or demoralization? What is the relevance of technology to the criteria for a good society advanced by political philosophers?


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 85, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 87 Number 5, 1986, p. 234-253
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19033, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 12:14:17 PM

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  • Harry Broudy
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    HARRY S. BROUDY was a professor of the philosophy of education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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