The book entitled On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects
aims at introducing a knowledge into culture adequate to technical objects
considered at three levels: elements, individuals, ensembles.
A gap manifests itself in our civilization between the attitudes provoked
in man by the technical object and the true nature of these objects;
from this inadequate and confused rapport a set of mythological valuations and
devaluations arises in the buyer, the manufacturer, and the worker;
in order to replace this inadequate rapport with a veritable relation,
one has to become aware of the mode of existence of technical objects.