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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
|Part I: PERSPECTIVES ON TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY|
|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|
|Part II: CONTEMPORARY TECHNOLOGIES AND THE FUTURE|
|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|