Heidegger points out that modern technology (by this he means the technology of the modern age, defined by the exact physical sciences) does not simply involve the objectification of things into objects of contemplation, but a “challenging” of nature in such a way that things are “set upon,” becoming objects ordered according to the logic of representation (a logic requiring subject/object relations). He calls this ordering of objects “enframing” (Question 14-19). This results in an “injurious neglect of the thing” (Question 45).

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