Month: October 2017

A Distorted Picture

Modern man has formed a curiously distorted picture of himself, by interpreting his early history in terms of his present interests in making machines and conquering nature. And then in turn he has justified his present concerns by calling his prehistoric self a tool-making animal, and assuming that the material instruments of production dominate all his other activities.

L. Mumford, “The Mindfulness of Man” in The Myth of the Machine.