The Contributory Revolution

Volume 13 - Innovation and Technology SET Coordinated by Chantal Ammi

The Contributory Revolution

Pierre Giorgini, Catholic University of Lille, France

ISBN : 9781786307248

Publication Date : November 2021

Hardcover 256 pp

165.00 USD



This book sheds light on a crucial debate on the possible role of the technosciences in meeting the challenges of the future. It shows that the current contributory revolution is global and profound, and that it concerns the whole epistemological field – from the sciences to social organizations. By delving into the epistemological dimension of the lightning transition we are currently experiencing, The Contributory Revolution identifies the levers of the salutary acceleration of collective learning, now essential, but not before the debate on a possible future has been settled via the headlong rush of the technoscientist.

However, after this call to move from exo-distributive technoscience, carried by deterministic and Newtonian models, to more biological and endocontributory models – or even from the arrogance of mastery to the humility of influence and alliance – it will be necessary to set its limits to avoid entering into an eco-philosophical radicalism. Only extreme humility, carried by strong spirituality, can protect us from it.


1. The Major Dualities in How Things are Perceived.
2. Science and Sense, Places and Links.
3. Contributory Metamorphosis in the Conception of Systems and the Sciences.
4. The Contributory Metamorphosis of Technical Progress.
5. The Salutary Crisis of Joy.

About the authors/editors

Pierre Giorgini is the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Orange Innovation and Research and the former Rector at the Catholic University of Lille, France. He is an Associate Researcher in the ETHICS (Ethics on experiments, Transhumanism, Human Interactions, Care & Society) research unit and the author of numerous books on “ethics and technologies”.