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The Resource Ethics in technology : a philosophical study, Topi Heikkerö

Ethics in technology : a philosophical study, Topi Heikkerö

Label
Ethics in technology : a philosophical study
Title
Ethics in technology
Title remainder
a philosophical study
Statement of responsibility
Topi Heikkerö
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book inquires into the question: How to think about ethics in a technological world? This question has three facets: technological advance poses new challenges for ethics, traditional ethics may become poorly applicable in a technological world, and the progress in science and technology has undermined ethical thinking itself. A thematic treatment of these three dimensions of the problematic is followed by an analysis of three central approaches to the questions framed. These are Hans Jonas' ethics of responsibility, Albert Borgmann's phenomenological analysis of everyday life in a technological civilization, and Larry Hickman's pragmatist philosophy of technology. The inquiry concludes with a sketch of future directions for ethics of technology. This includes assessing the roles of applied ethics, science and technology studies (STS), and philosophy of technology in ethics of technology. While the author agrees on the need for an interdisciplinary dialogue between these three traditions, he argues for the primacy of philosophy of technology in thinking about ethics in technology. Furthermore, the centrality of "mid-level ethics" is elaborated on in the conclusion. Here mid-level refers to ethically pregnant phenomena in the realm between instantaneous choices by an individual (micro level), and questions about fundamental principles of justice and societal goods (macro level). Mid-level thus concerns, for instance, habits, practices, and communal institutions. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1970-
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Heikkerö, Topi
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ59
LC item number
.H44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technology
  • Information technology
  • Computer networks
  • Business ethics
Label
Ethics in technology : a philosophical study, Topi Heikkerö
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First paperback edition 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The question of ethics in a technological world -- Hans Jonas: technology and responsibility -- Albert Borgmann: technology and the good life -- Larry Hickman: technology and functionality -- Thinking further in ethics and technology -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn875644633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780739191958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875644633
Label
Ethics in technology : a philosophical study, Topi Heikkerö
Publication
Copyright
Note
First paperback edition 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The question of ethics in a technological world -- Hans Jonas: technology and responsibility -- Albert Borgmann: technology and the good life -- Larry Hickman: technology and functionality -- Thinking further in ethics and technology -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn875644633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780739191958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875644633

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