Society, Ethics, and Technology

ISBN-10: 1133943551

ISBN-13: 9781133943556

Edition: 5th 2014

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Description: From today's headlines to your textbook, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY, Fifth Edition, explores the cutting edge of technological innovation and how these advances represent profound moral dilemmas for society as a whole. You will build a strong foundation in theory and applied ethics as you are challenged to examine critically the social effects of technology in your daily life. This timely anthology, filled with cutting-edge work from prominent scholars and thinkers, focuses on current technological issues and ethical debates. Insightful introductions and focus questions before each piece help put readings in context and to establish frameworks for ethical decision-making. The readings examine the consequences of technological change from a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives. Special coverage of the history of technology focuses on ground-breaking developments, as well as the technological underpinnings of contemporary globalization. New articles examine the impact of contemporary technological advances, such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and social media. In addition, the book explores the future of technology in such areas as human rights, overpopulation, biotechnology, information technology, climate change, and the environment.

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Book details

List price: $147.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Morton Winston is a professor of philosophy at the College of New Jersey and a former chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA. In addition to core philosophy courses, he also teaches classes in biomedical ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of technology, philosophy of mind, human rights, mind, language, and computers. He has published several books and numerous articles on topics related to human rights, applied ethics, and cognitive science.

Ralph Edelbach is an associate professor of technological studies at the College of New Jersey. He teaches classes on ethics and technology and is coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Core and president of the College of New Jersey Federation of Teachers.

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