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Friday, July 10, 2015

What Walt Disney and Thomas Aquinas Can Teach Us about Technology

Matthew Murphy after a visit to Disney World with a ride on the “Carousel of Progress”, at Intercollegiate Review.
"I learned from the ride that Mr. Disney did admire technological progress, but not exclusively. In fact Mr. Disney thought that technology could make life better for the family.
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"In his description of the Christian virtues, Aquinas explains that the key to achieving virtue is moderation. Extremes of any type lead to vice, while virtue pursues the balance between two extremes. Disney too, it seems, believed in moderation as being the key to technological progress, using technology to our benefit but not to the destruction of the core institutions of human life."

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