Society, Ethics, and Technology

ISBN-10: 0534520855

ISBN-13: 9780534520854

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Ralph Edelbach, Morton Winston

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This anthology presents a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives on technological change and its social consequences, stressing the manner in which technological innovation creates new ethical problems for human civilization. Providing a strong foundation in both theoretical and applied ethical matters, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY encourages students to critically engage anew the social effects of the technology that surrounds them in their daily lives.
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List price: $138.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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.

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.

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Introduction: Morton Winston, Children of Invention
Perspectives on Technological Society
Historical Perspectives
Jared Diamond, The Great Leap Forward
David Landes, The Invention of Invention
Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Industrial Society and Technological Systems
Rosalind Williams, History as Technological Change
Social Perspectives
Corlann Gee Bush, Women and the Assessment of Technology
Richard Sclove, I'd Hammer Out Freedom: Technology as Politics and Culture
Langdon Winner, Artifacts/Ideas and Political Culture
Andrew Feenberg, Democratic Rationalization
Philosophical Perspectives
Ian Barbour, Philosophy and Human Values
Hans Jonas, Technology and Responsibility: Reflections on the New Task of Ethics
Freeman Dyson, Technology and Social Justice
David Strong, Technological Subversion
Contemporary Technology and the Future
Globalization, Economics, and Human Rights
Thomas Friedman, The New System
Jeffrey Sachs, International Economics: Unlocking the Mysteries of Globalization
Jagdish Bhagwati, In Defense of Globalization
International Forum on Globalization, What Should Be Off-Limits to Globalization?
United Nations, Globalization and Its Impact on the Full Enjoyment of All Human Rights
Computers, Robotics, and Information Technology
Hans Moravec, Universal Robots
Bill Joy, Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
Ray Kurzweil, Promise and Peril
Max More, Embrace, Don't Relinquish, the Future
Jay Stanley and Barry Steinhardt, Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Lee M. Silver, A Glimpse of Things to Come
Leon Kass, Preventing a Brave New World
Michael J. Sandel, The Case against Perfection
Claire Hope Cummings, Trespass
Mark Sagoff, Genetic Engineering and the Concept of the Natural
Population, Energy, and the Environment
Garrett Hardin, The Tragedy of the Commons
Kevin E. Trenberth, Stronger Evidence of Human Influence on Climate-The 2001 IPCC Assessment
Janet Sawin, Charting a New Energy Future
Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins, and Paul Hawken, A Road Map for Natural Capitalism
Robert W. Kates, The Nexus and the Neem Tree
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