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    Attention to the ethics of technology, in general, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Although “techne” has been a part of the human condition since antiquity, it was long considered too worldly for philosophical consideration, and since ethics were the domain of the philosophical, technology and ethics rarely met in discourse over the centuries, even though their narratives are tightly entwined (Scharff & Dusek, 2003 ) . Until the last 100 years or so, when thought was given to technology at all, it was generally assumed to be an inherent good.

    What the sentence highlighted in bold and underlined in the paragraph listed above really mean?
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    Re: need help to understand a sentence correctly

    Until the last 100 years or so (when things changed), when people gave any thought to technology it was generally assumed to be something good for them.


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    Re: need help to understand a sentence correctly

    Thank you so much for your kind reply! It helps a lot!
    And how to understand 'give thought to technology'? Does it mean there is no thought in technology until the last 100 years or so? How can people give thought to technology?...


    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Until the last 100 years or so (when things changed), when people gave any thought to technology it was generally assumed to be something good for them.


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    Re: need help to understand a sentence correctly

    "give thought to" means "start thinking about".

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    Wow, that really makes a sense! Get it! THANKS A LOT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwm View Post
    Wow, that really makes a sense! Got it! THANKS A LOT!
    From now on you can just click the "Thanks" or "Like" button.


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    Why can't click them both?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    From now on you can just click the "Thanks" or "Like" button.


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    Re: need help to understand a sentence correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by shwm View Post
    Why can't click them both?
    You can click them both. We simply ask that you do that instead of writing a new post just to say "Thank you". It saves time for everyone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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