This article argues that by recognizing the fundamental relationship between praxical time and dwelling as a matrix of interweaving modes of being, society can subvert the potential reification of humanity by technology. This can only be achieved through a democratic process that involves participatory agents not only at the design level but also in the event of naming future innovations. By looking at the work of Alain Badiou, it is shown how a fusion of Heideggerian-inspired phenomenology and speculative ontology is critical for the advancement of social theory, as revolutionary technologies become increasingly immersive.
Heidegger, Feenberg, Badiou, speculative ontology, reification, dwelling, revolutionary technology, praxical time, naming
Leadership Studies | Philosophy
Lally, Róisín, "Revolutionary Technologies: Praxical Time as a Way of Overcoming Reification" (2016). Leadership Studies Faculty Scholarship. 6.