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William Barrett • 118 Items / 13 Books, 41 Articles, 64 Reviews
The Illusion of Technique (1978)
A Search for Meaning in a Technological Civilization
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Published Reviews
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    Voices of Solitude: The Modern Latin American Novel (Review)
    The Illusion of Technique, by William Barrett
    1. The Illusion of Technique by William Barrett
    The American Spectator, December 1978, p. 17
  2. Books
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    Being & the Will to Prayer (Review)
    The Illusion of Technique, by William Barrett
    1. The Illusion of Technique by William Barrett
    Commonweal, June 8, 1979, p. 343
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    Ultimate Questions (Review)
    The Illusion of Technique, by William Barrett
    1. The Illusion of Technique by William Barrett
    Modern Age, Fall 1979, pp. 434-436
  4. Books Arts & Manners
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    A Leap of Faith (Review)
    The Illusion of Technique, by William Barrett
    1. The Illusion of Technique by William Barrett
    National Review, March 2, 1979, pp. 304-305
  5. Books Considered
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    The Novelists: Amos Oz (2 Reviews)
    Man and Technology, by Edward Goodwin Ballard
    1. Man and Technology by Edward Goodwin Ballard
    2. The Illusion of Technique by William Barrett
    The New Republic, October 14, 1978, pp. 28-29
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    At Home in the World (2 Reviews)
    The Illusion of Technique, by William Barrett
    1. The Illusion of Technique by William Barrett
    2. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
    The New Statesman, September 28, 1979, pp. 460-461
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    Human Prospecting (3 Reviews)
    The Arrogance of Humanism, by David W. Ehrenfeld
    1. The Arrogance of Humanism by David W. Ehrenfeld
    2. The Illusion of Technique by William Barrett
    3. The Paradox of Cause and Other Essays by John William Miller
    The New York Review of Books, March 22, 1979, pp. 30-32
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    Briefly Noted (5 Reviews)
    General
    1. Leon Trotsky by Irving Howe
    2. The Illusion of Technique by William Barrett
    3. The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista by John Wilton-Ely
    4. The Nazi Connection by F.W. Winterbotham
    5. Lucrezia Borgia: A Biography by Rachel Erlanger
    The New Yorker, October 9, 1978, pp. 190-191
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    Coming to Terms (11 Reviews)
    Philosophy and Its Past, by Jonathan Ree, Michael Ayers, and Adam Westoby
    1. Philosophy and Its Past by Jonathan Ree, Michael Ayers, and Adam Westoby
    2. Heidegger and Sartre by Joseph P. Fell
    3. Remarks on Colour by Ludwig Wittgenstein and G.E.M. Anscombe
    4. The Illusion of Technique by William Barrett
    5. The Arrogance of Humanism by David W. Ehrenfeld
    6. Nietzsche, Henry James, and the Artistic Will by Stephen Donadio
    7. Lukacs and Heidegger by Lucien Goldmann
    8. The Possibility of Naturalism by Roy Bhaskar
    9. Moral Scepticism and Moral Knowledge by Renford Bambrough
    10. Lying by Sissela Bok
    11. Mortal Questions by Thomas Nagel
    Encounter, December 1979, pp. 71-79