The Primacy of Science in Modernity, of Technology in Postmodernity, and of Ideology in the History of Technology

  title={The Primacy of Science in Modernity, of Technology in Postmodernity, and of Ideology in the History of Technology},
  author={Paul Forman},
  journal={History and Technology},
  pages={1 - 152}
  • P. Forman
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Art
  • History and Technology
The abrupt reversal of culturally ascribed primacy in the science–technology relationship—namely, from the primacy of science relative to technology prior to circa 1980, to the primacy of technology relative to science since about that date—is proposed as a demarcator of postmodernity from modernity: modernity is when ‘science’ could, and often did, denote technology too; postmodernity is when science is subsumed under technology. In support of that demarcation criterion, I evidence the breadth… 
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