Society, Ethics, and Technology

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/7/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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. Providing a strong foundation in both theoretical and applied ethical matters, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY encourages students to critically engage anew the social effects of the technology that surrounds them in their daily lives.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Perspectives
Diamond, "A Great Leap Forward
Burke, "The Pinball Effect
Noble, "A Masculine Millennium
Cowan, "Industrial Society
2. Social Perspectives
Bush, "Women and the Assessment of Technology
Sclove, "I'd Hammer Out Freedom
Winner, "Artifacts/Ideas and Political Culture
Feenberg, "The Limits of Technical Rationality
3. Philosophical Perspectives
Jonas, "Technology and Responsibility: Reflections on the New tasks of Ethics
Dyson, "Technology and Social Justice
McGinn, "Technology, Demography, and the Anachronism of Traditional Rights
Strong, "Technological Subversion of the Environmental Ethics
4. Innovation, Globalization and Human Rights
Sachs, "International Economics: unlocking the Mysteries of Globalization
Postrel, "The One Best Way
Senge and Carstedt, "Innovating Our Way to the Next Industrial Revolution
United Nations, "Globalization and Its Impact on the Full Enjoyment of All Human Rights
5. Computers and Information Technology
Edgar, "Computers and Privacy
Moravec, "Universal Robots
Joy, "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
Kurzweil, "Promise and Peril: Genetics, nanotechnology and robotics in the 21st Century
6. Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, and Reproduction
Wachbroit, "Genetic Encores: The Ethics of Human Cloning
Wajcman, "Reproductive Technology: Delivered into Men's Hands
Kass, "Preventing a Brave New World
Sagoff, "Genetic Engineering and Concept of the Natural
7. Population, Energy, and the Environment
Harding, "Tragedy of the Commons
Trenberth, "Stronger Evidence of Human Influence on Climate – The 2001 IPCC Assessment
Brown and Flavin, "A New Economy for a New Century
Lovins, "Roadmap for Natural Capitalism

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