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Ethics, Technology, and Engineering
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 376

Ethics, Technology, and Engineering

Featuring a wide range of international case studies, Ethics, Technology, and Engineering presents a unique and systematic approach for engineering students to deal with the ethical issues that are increasingly inherent in engineering practice. Utilizes a systematic approach to ethical case analysis -- the ethical cycle -- which features a wide range of real-life international case studies including the Challenger Space Shuttle, the Herald of Free Enterprise and biofuels. Covers a broad range of topics, including ethics in design, risks, responsibility, sustainability, and emerging technologies Can be used in conjunction with the online ethics tool Agora (http://www.ethicsandtechnology.com) Provides engineering students with a clear introduction to the main ethical theories Includes an extensive glossary with key terms

Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-03-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

When many people are involved in an activity, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint who is morally responsible for what, a phenomenon known as the ‘problem of many hands.’ This term is increasingly used to describe problems with attributing individual responsibility in collective settings in such diverse areas as public administration, corporate management, law and regulation, technological development and innovation, healthcare, and finance. This volume provides an in-depth philosophical analysis of this problem, examining the notion of moral responsibility and distinguishing between different normative meanings of responsibility, both backward-looking (accountability, blameworthiness, and liability) and forward-looking (obligation, virtue). Drawing on the relevant philosophical literature, the authors develop a coherent conceptualization of the problem of many hands, taking into account the relationship, and possible tension, between individual and collective responsibility. This systematic inquiry into the problem of many hands pertains to discussions about moral responsibility in a variety of applied settings.

Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 361

Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda

Whereas science, technology, and medicine have all called forth dedicated philosophical investigations, a fourth major contributor to the technoscientific world in which we all live - that is, engineering - has been accorded almost none of the philosophical attention it deserves. This volume thus offers a first characterisation of this important new field, by some of the primary philosophers and ethicists interested in engineering and leading engineers interested in philosophical reflections. The volume deals with such questions as: What is engineering? In what respect does engineering differ from science? What ethical problems does engineering raise? By what ethical principles are engineers...

Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 871

Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-06-11
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  • Publisher: Springer

This handbook enumerates every aspect of incorporating moral and societal values into technology design, reflects the fact that the latter has moved on from strict functionality to become sensitive to moral and social values such as sustainability and accountability. Aimed at a broad readership that includes ethicists, policy makers and designers themselves, it proffers a detailed survey of how technological, and institutional, design must now reflect awareness of ethical factors such as sustainability, human well-being, privacy, democracy and justice, inclusivity, trust, accountability, and responsibility (both social and environmental). Edited by a trio of highly experienced academic philo...

Changing Technologies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 407

Changing Technologies

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1998
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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A Philosophy of Technology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 126

A Philosophy of Technology

In A Philosophy of Technology: From Technical Artefacts to Sociotechnical Systems, technology is analysed from a series of different perspectives. The analysis starts by focussing on the most tangible products of technology, called technical artefacts, and then builds step-wise towards considering those artefacts within their context of use, and ultimately as embedded in encompassing sociotechnical systems that also include humans as operators and social rules like legislation. Philosophical characterisations are given of technical artefacts, their context of use and of sociotechnical systems. Analyses are presented of how technical artefacts are designed in engineering and what types of tec...

Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-03
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Contributions by prominent scholars examining the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology.

The Ethics of Nuclear Energy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 302

The Ethics of Nuclear Energy

This book brings together contributions by leading scholars that systematically cover the most important ethical issues concerning nuclear energy.

Moral Responsibility
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Moral Responsibility

It is well over a decade since John Fischer and Mark Ravizza – and before them, Jay Wallace and Daniel Dennett – defended responsibility from the threat of determinism. But defending responsibility from determinism is a potentially endless and largely negative enterprise; it can go on for as long as dissenting voices remain, and although such work strengthens the theoretical foundations of these theories, it won’t necessarily build anything on top of those foundations, nor will it move these theories into new territory or explain how to apply them to practical contexts. To this end, the papers in this volume address these more positive challenges by exploring how compatibilist responsi...