Responsible Technology : A Christian Perspective

ISBN-10: 0802801757

ISBN-13: 9780802801753

Edition: 1st 1986

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company, William B.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

CS: Executive Director of the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, Calvin College; KdD: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Faculty Fellow, Honors College, Grand Valley State University; DK: Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Center forSocial Research, Calvin College; SM: Research Fellow, Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics,Calvin College and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Pepperdine University; JP: Professor of Political Science, Calvin College

Preface
Understanding Technology
Important Reasons to Understand Technology
The Task at Hand
Technology Examined: Definitions and Distinctions
Definitions: Confusion and Conflicts
Technology Defined
Is Technology Neutral?
The Supposed Neutrality of Technology
The Value-Ladenness of Technology
Conclusions
The Cultural Mandate and Modern Technology
Humankind as Formers of Culture
Four Lines in Human History
Technicism
Exiles in Babylon
A Guide to Responsible Technology
A Theory of Normativity
A Structure of Normative Principles
Technology and Science
The Science-Technology Relationship: The Conventional View
A Historical Perspective
Characteristics of Modern Technology
The Hegemony of Science in Technology
Technology and Economics
Two Views of Economic Activity
Economic Valuing
The Effects of Technology on Economic Relationships
Economics, Technological Choice, and Technological Change
Technology and the State
The State
Government and Technological Practices and Institutions
Barriers to a Proper Relationship
From Technicism to Biblically Based Normative Principles
A Design Philosophy
Technological Design: An Introduction
A Holistic Approach
Normative Principles for Design
Design Specifications
Sufficient Design
Design and Fabrication in Practice
Intrinsic Characteristics
Extrinsic Barriers to Sufficient Design
An Illustration of Responsible Design
Prophetic Witness to a Technicistic Society
The Nature of Prophetic Witness
Basic Themes of the Message
Activating the Conscience
Technology and Mutual Responsibility
The Nature of Responsibility
Strategies for Implementing Collective Responsibility
Position-specific Responsibility
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