Ethics in an age of technology

TitleEthics in an age of technology
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsBarbour, IG
Series TitleThe Gifford lectures
Issue2, 1989-1991
Paginationxix, 312 p.
Place Published[San Francisco, Calif.]
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780060609351
Accession Number25914885
Call NumberLC: BJ59; Dewey: 170
KeywordsAppropriate , Ecologie. , Ethik , Milieuethiek. , Technik , Technologie , Technologie. , technology
AbstractThis collection of lectures by Ian Barbour discusses ethical issues arising from technology and exploring the relationship of human and environmental values to science, philosophy, and religion and showing why these values are relevant to technological policy decisions. Barbour analyzes three social values: justice, participatory freedom, and economic development, and defends such environmental principles as resource sustainability, environmental protection, and respect for all forms of life. He presents case studies of agricultural technology, energy policy, and the use of computers. Looking to the future, he describes the effects of global climate change, genetic engineering, and nuclear war and cautions that we must control our new powers over life and death more effectively. Finally, he concludes by focusing on appropriate technologies, individual life-styles, and sources of change: education, political action, response to crisis, and alternative visions of the good life.
Notesill. ; 25 cm.Views of technology -- Human values -- Environmental values -- Agriculture -- Energy -- Computers -- Unprecedented powers -- Controlling technology -- New directions.Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-301) and index.Ian G. Barbour. More Records: Show record informationBook
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