9780534520854

Society, Ethics, and Technology

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    9780534520854

  • ISBN10:

    0534520855

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2005
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

How do technology innovations create new ethical problems for our society? SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY presents historical, social, and philosophical perspectives on technological change and its social consequences. Providing a strong foundation in both theoretical and applied ethical matters, this anthology encourages you to consider the social effects of the technology that surrounds you in your everyday life.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
How to Use This Book xi
Introduction: Morton Winston, Children of Invention 1(20)
Part I: Perspectives on Technological Society
21(132)
Historical Perspectives
The Great Leap Forward
22(11)
Jared Diamond
The Invention of Invention
33(10)
David Landes
Industrial Society and Technological Systems
43(17)
Ruth Schwartz Cowan
History as Technological Change
60(9)
Rosalind Williams
Social Perspectives
Women and the Assessment of Technology
69(14)
Corlann Gee Bush
I'd Hammer Out Freedom: Technology as Politics and Culture
83(8)
Richard Sclove
Artifacts/Ideas and Political Culture
91(6)
Langdon Winner
Democratic Rationalization
97(15)
Andrew Feenberg
Philosophical Perspectives
Philosophy and Human Values
112(7)
Ian Barbour
Technology and Responsibility: Reflections on the New Task of Ethics
119(11)
Hans Jonas
Technology and Social Justice
130(10)
Freeman Dyson
Technological Subversion
140(13)
David Strong
Part II: Contemporary Technology and the Future
153(233)
Globalization, Economics, and Human Rights
The New System
154(8)
Thomas Friedman
International Economics: Unlocking the Mysteries of Globalization
162(7)
Jeffrey Sachs
In Defense of Globalization
169(13)
Jagdish Bhagwati
International Forum on Globalization, What Should Be Off-Limits to Globalization?
182(14)
United Nations, Globalization and Its Impact on the Full Enjoyment of All Human Rights
196(11)
Computers, Robotics, and Information Technology
Universal Robots
207(9)
Hans Moravec
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
216(17)
Bill Joy
Promise and Peril
233(5)
Ray Kurzweil
Embrace, Don't Relinquish, the Future
238(6)
Max More
Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains
244(14)
Jay Stanley
Barry Steinhardt
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
A Glimpse of Things to Come
258(6)
Lee M. Silver
Preventing a Brave New World
264(12)
Leon Kass
The Case against Perfection
276(11)
Michael J. Sandel
Trespass
287(13)
Claire Hope Cummings
Genetic Engineering and the Concept of the Natural
300(9)
Mark Sagoff
Population, Energy, and The Environment
The Tragedy of the Commons
309(10)
Garrett Hardin
Stronger Evidence of Human Influence on Climate: The 2001 IPCC Assessment
319(9)
Kevin E. Trenberth
Charting a New Energy Future
328(29)
Janet Sawin
A Road Map for Natural Capitalism
357(13)
Amory B. Lovins
L. Hunter Lovins
Paul Hawken
The Nexus and the Neem Tree
370(16)
Robert W. Kates
Bibliography 386

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