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Society, Ethics, and Technology

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780534505813

ISBN10:
0534505813
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/10/2000
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This anthology presents a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives on technological change and its social consequences, stressing the manner in which technological innovation creates new ethical problems for human civilization.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
How to Use This Book xvii
Introduction: Morton Winston. ``Children of Invention'' 1(20)
Part I: Perspectives on Technological Society 21(142)
Historical Perspectives
Homo Sapiens
22(16)
J. M. Roberts
The Act of Invention
38(10)
Lynn White, Jr.
Giving Up the Gun
48(4)
Noel Perrin
Industrial Society and Technological Systems
52(17)
Ruth Schwartz Cowan
Social Perspectives
Women and the Assessment of Technology
69(14)
Corlann Gee Bush
Invisible Technologies
83(10)
Neil Postman
I'd Hammer Out Freedom: Technology as Politics and Culture
93(9)
Richard E. Sclove
Revenge Theory
102(5)
Edward Tenner
Artifacts/Ideas and Political Culture
107(7)
Langdon Winner
Philosophical Perspectives
Techonolgy and Responsibility: Reflections on the New Tasks of Ethics
114(11)
Hans Jonas
Technology, Demography, and the Anachronism of Traditional Rights
125(13)
Robert E. McGinn
Technology and Social Justice
138(10)
Freeman Dyson
Technological Subversion of Environmental Ethics
148(11)
David Strong
The New Luddite Challenge
159(4)
Ray Kurzweil
Part II Contemporary Technologies and the Future 163(160)
Information, Automation, and the Global Economy
The End of Work
164(7)
Jeremy Rifkin
The Global Information Highway
171(10)
Herbert Schiller
International Economics: Unlocking the Mysteries of Globalization
181(7)
Jeffrey Sachs
The One Best Way
188(11)
Virginia Postrel
Computers, Communications, and Robotics
Information and Our Interactive Future
199(6)
Bill Gates
Computer and Privacy
205(18)
Stacey L. Edgar
The Constitution in Cyberspace
223(8)
Laurence H. Tribe
Universal Robots
231(10)
Hans Moravec
Biotechnology and Human Reproduction
Frankenstein's Monster and Other Horror Stories
241(5)
Enzo Russo
David Cove
Biocaptalism: What Price the Genetic Revolution?
246(7)
David Shenk
Genetic Encores: The Ethics of Human Cloning
253(6)
Robert Wachbroit
Reproductive Technology: Delivered in to Men's Hands
259(16)
Judy Wajcman
Population, Energy, and Environmental Policy
Power Shock: The Energy Revolution
275(9)
Christopher Flavin
The Tragedy of the Commons
284(10)
Garrett Hardin
Sustaining Life on the Earth
294(8)
Robert W. Kates
Building a New Economy
302(21)
Lester Brown
Jennifer Mitchell
Selected Bibliography of Books for Further Reading 323


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