Between Daily Routine and Violent Protest


Ernst Wolff

Between Daily Routine and Violent Protest: Interpreting the Technicity of Action

Berlin, Boston : De Gruyter, 2021

Most human action has a technical dimension. This book examines four components of this technical dimension.

First, in all actions, various individual, organizational or institutional agents combine actional capabilities with tools, institutions, infrastructure and other elements by means of which they act. Second, the deployment of capabilities and means is permeated by ethical aspirations and hesitancies. Third, all domains of action are affected by these ethical dilemmas. Fourth, the dimensions of the technicity of action are typical of human life in general, and not just a regional or culturally specific phenomenon.

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