Transforming the Active Orientation

Issues in Science and Technology, Spring 2016

8 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2016

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: March 29, 2016


Human beings accepted for centuries that nature, the social world, and the self were given. During the Modern era they assumed that all these realms can be re-engineered due to science and tech. However, evidence shows a growing gap between the re-engineers, activist ambitions -- and what can be achieved. We need now to redefine our ambitions and mobilize science and technology in the service of these new purposes.

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Etzioni, Amitai, Transforming the Active Orientation (March 29, 2016). Issues in Science and Technology, Spring 2016. Available at SSRN:

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