In antiquity, τέϰνη/technē originally meant special skill in handwork; it also denoted competence in reasonable action in other practical, artistic and philosophical areas. For Aristotle it is reasonable behavior directed to the production of praxis and poiesis ; technē imitates natural events, being distinct from them but embedded in them. In the modern period ¶ (Modernity), with criticism of Aristotelian metaphysics, the u…
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Schmidt, Jan C. and
Religion Past and Present.
Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025065>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013