Technology and values

TitleTechnology and values
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsShrader-Frechette, KS, Westra, L
Paginationxi, 472 p.
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Place PublishedLanham, Md.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0847686310
Accession Number4651802
Call NumberMain Stacks 601; T2268
KeywordsCOMPUTER science , ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Privacy and Surveillance , public safety , SCIENCE , SOCIAL responsibility , software engineering , technology , Tecnologia
AbstractThis is a collection of essays that looks at issues related to science, technology, public health, economics, the environment, and ethical theory. Includes: Overview : ethical studies about technology -- What is moral philosophy? -- Technology and ethical issues -- Heidegger on gaining a free relation to technology -- Technologies as forms of life -- The role of technology in society -- Technology : the opiate of the intellectuals -- The social construction of safety -- The political construction of technology : a call for constructive technology assessment -- Frankenstein's problem : autonomous technology -- Technology, demography and the anachronism of traditional rights -- Economic evaluations of technology --Sociological versus metascientific views of technological risk assessment -- Engineering design research and social responsibility -- Ethics and automobile technology : the Pinto -- Computers and privacy -- Ethics and military technology : Star Wars -- Nuclear technology and radioactive waste -- Assessment of environmental and economic impacts of pesticide use -- Ethical issues in human genome research -- A "transgenic dinner"? social and ethical issues in biotechnology and agriculture.
Notes97013505GB98-32945edited by Kristin Shrader-Frechette and Laura Westra.23 cm.Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-457) and index.Overview : ethical studies about technology -- What is moral philosophy? -- Technology and ethical issues -- Heidegger on gaining a free relation to technology -- Technologies as forms of life -- The role of technology in society -- Technology : the opiate of the intellectuals -- The social construction of safety -- The political construction of technology : a call for constructive technology assessment -- Frankenstein's problem : autonomous technology -- Technology, demography and the anachronism of traditional rights -- Economic evaluations of technology --Sociological versus metascientific views of technological risk assessment -- Engineering design research and social responsibility -- Ethics and automobile technology : the Pinto -- Computers and privacy -- Ethics and military technology : Star Wars -- Nuclear technology and radioactive waste -- Assessment of environmental and economic impacts of pesticide use -- Ethical issues in human genome research -- A "transgenic dinner"? social and ethical issues in biotechnology and agriculture.
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