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Moralizing Technology Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things

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ISBN-10: 0226852938

ISBN-13: 9780226852935

Edition: 2011

Authors: Peter-Paul Verbeek

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Technology permeates nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Cars enable us to travel long distances, mobile phones help us to communicate, and medical devices make it possible to detect and cure diseases. But these aids to existence are not simply neutral instruments: they give shape to what we do and how we experience the world. And because technology plays such an active role in shaping our daily actions and decisions, it is crucial, Peter-Paul Verbeek argues, that we consider the moral dimension of technology. Moralizing Technologyoffers exactly that: an in-depth study of the ethical dilemmas and moral issues surrounding the interaction of humans and technology. Drawing from Heidegger…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 0.61" wide x 0.90" long x 0.05" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Peter-Paul Verbeek is professor of philosophy of technology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, extraordinary professor (Socrates chair) of philosophy of human enhancement at Delft University of Technology, and chairman of the Young Academy, a division of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design.

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