One of the best presentations to date of continental contributions to debates on rationality." —Stephen H. Watson
Inspired by Heidegger, Janicaud insightfully brings out the absurdities, paradoxes, and enigmas of [the scientific-technological] conception of the rational and urges the world to confront the dark forces of scientific-technological rationality in order to avoid total dehumanization and possibly extinction.... The translation is faithful and elegant." —Choice
Janicaud addresses the menacing explosion of power in contemporary life. He combines a phenomenology of power with a genealogy of rationality to investigate the role of rationality in linking science and technology to power.