Vital Machine and Technology as Organic Life

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* Book: The vital machine : a study of technology and organic life. By David Channel. Oxford University Press, 1991



1. Introduction: The Mechanical and the Organic --

2. The Mechanical World View: The Clockwork Universe --

3. Mechanical Organisms: From Automats to Clockwork Humans --

4. The Organic World View: From Magic to Vitalism --

5. Organic Machines: Technology as Plant --

6. The Emergence of the Bionic World View --

7. The Vital Machine --

8. Conclusion: Ethics in the Age of the Vital Machine