PHILOSOPHY, HUMANISM AND TECHNO-SCIENTIFIC TRAJECTORIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
AbstractThis paper aims at reconstructing an accurate picture of development as it relates to science and technology, towards bringing out the relevance of philosophy in mediating between the loose ties of disputations it poses against human prospects in the social system. It takes a special interest in the situation of development in the African world. The ancient myths of evils in Pandora's box and the hidden hope of mankind has been used to describe the implications of science and technology on the purposes of human contrivance. This is particularly in respect of its fatalistic impact on developing societies. Therefore the notion of quantification in scientific and technological development varies in different countries, depending on the basis of its evaluation by recourse to its impact on the nexus of human socio political inclination. In this wise, many controversies have been generated with regards to critical developmental assessment of science and technology.
(Humanities Review: 2001 1(2): 16-23)