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Moralizing Technology
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Peter-Paul Verbeek
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-01 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Technology permeates nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Cars enable us to travel long distances, mobile phones help us to communicate, and medical devices make it possible to detect and cure diseases. But these aids to existence are not simply neutral instruments: they give shape to what we do
Ethics, Technology, and Engineering
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Ibo van de Poel, Lambèr Royakkers
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-23 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Featuring a wide range of international case studies, Ethics, Technology, and Engineering presents a unique and systematic approach for engineering students to deal with the ethical issues that are increasingly inherent in engineering practice. Utilizes a systematic approach to ethical case analysis -- the ethical cycle -- which features a
Harmonious Technology
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: Pak-Hang Wong, Tom Xiaowei Wang
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-25 - Publisher: Routledge

Technology has become a major subject of philosophical ethical reflection in recent years, as the novelty and disruptiveness of technology confront us with new possibilities and unprecedented outcomes as well as fundamental changes to our "normal" ways of living that demand deep reflection of technology. However, philosophical and ethical analysis
Early engagement and new technologies: Opening up the laboratory
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Neelke Doorn, Daan Schuurbiers, Ibo van de Poel, Michael E. Gorman
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Despite the topic’s urgency and centrality, this is the first edited volume to offer a comprehensive assessment of the varying approaches to early engagement with new technologies, including nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology and ICT. Covering five main approaches to early engagement—constructive technology assessment (CTA), value-sensitive design (VSD), midstream modulation (MM),
The Moral Status of Technical Artefacts
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Peter Kroes, Peter-Paul Verbeek
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-08 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book considers the question: to what extent does it make sense to qualify technical artefacts as moral entities? The authors’ contributions trace recent proposals and topics including instrumental and non-instrumental values of artefacts, agency and artefactual agency, values in and around technologies, and the moral significance of technology. The