Compare And Contrast Han And Roman Attitudes Towards Technology

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Han and Roman Attitudes Towards Technology The technological opinions in years ranging from the second century BCE and the second century CE in both Chinese and European cultures differed according to professional field. Han and Roman attitudes especially depended on whether you were in philosophy or upper class and defended tradition and sameness, someone that understands the basics of technology and its evolution, a high official who could see the benefits of technology, or a person that specializes in a specific technological field,. The outlook on technology was biased based on their reliance and direct connection to technological development. Citizens in the high and upper-class generally do not see the importance of technology to the development of culture. In the fifth and seventh documents, we can see an upper-class Roman political leader and a Roman philosopher. The political leader Cicero, who would rarely be able to experience the direct benefits of craftsmanship, had a views of a craftsmen being a vulgar and unbecoming profession. He believes that the technology they use was not necessary to the culture of the empire, and that no workplace of craftsmanship could be enlightening. His point of view was partial to a easygoing…show more content…
It would be extremely advantageous to have documents in the form of a journal entry or a letter of a commoner, whether it be a Roman craftsmen explaining the importance of his tools, or a Chinese peasant working under the Confucian system of water conservation offices mentioned in document one. These documents would bring to attention one of the only groups not explored in the given documents, the category of the lowest class people whose lives greatly depend on technologies and
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