37 min

24: The Joy of Good Burdens, with Albert Borgmann The JOMOcast with Christina Crook

    • Philosophy

Born in Germany in 1937, technology philosopher Albert Borgmann has seen technological transitions and upheavals unknown to many listening to this podcast. Throughout his long life, he’s studied and written about the impact of technological advancement on every aspect of the societies that have evolved around him, especially the often-unseen second-order effects of tech that ostensibly improves life, such as the reduced need and incentive for families to spend time close together in a home after the advent of central heating.

Dr. Borgmann joins the JOMOcast to discuss the cost-benefit analysis of technology’s ability to lift our burdens, and why good burdens are vital to preserve if we want to live intentionally and remain able to access joy.

Born in Germany in 1937, technology philosopher Albert Borgmann has seen technological transitions and upheavals unknown to many listening to this podcast. Throughout his long life, he’s studied and written about the impact of technological advancement on every aspect of the societies that have evolved around him, especially the often-unseen second-order effects of tech that ostensibly improves life, such as the reduced need and incentive for families to spend time close together in a home after the advent of central heating.

Dr. Borgmann joins the JOMOcast to discuss the cost-benefit analysis of technology’s ability to lift our burdens, and why good burdens are vital to preserve if we want to live intentionally and remain able to access joy.

37 min

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