Technology assessment as diagnosis of time and theory

Insides from Günter Ropohl’s technological enlightment


Ropohl bases his theory of technization on a diagnosis of time which orients his proposal in a normative way. Furthermore, Ropohl derives his idea of technological enlightenment directly from his diagnosed crises of his time. His example shows that every theory of technology assessment (TA) is marked by some sort of historically-normative imprint. In order to critically assess TA’s self-understanding and its aim, it is necessary – in contrast to Ropohl – to also discuss and make visible the inherent diagnoses of time.

How to Cite
ALPSANCAR, S. Technology assessment as diagnosis of time and theory. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, v. 27, n. 1, p. 14-20, 22 Mar. 2018.