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Power without knowledge: a critique of technocracy (2020)

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Abstract

Do leading social-scientific experts, or technocrats, know what they are doing? In this text, Jeffrey Friedman maintains that they do not. Friedman shows that people are too heterogeneous to act as predictably as technocracy requires of them. Technocratic reason, then, entails a drastically oversimplified understanding of human decision making in modern society.

Keywords

Technocracy, Technology, Political aspects

Languages

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780190909505

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780190877170.001.0001

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