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Ethics In An Age Of Pervasive Technology

1st Edition

By Melvin Kranzberg

Routledge

262 pages

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Grappling with the moral dimensions of the ways in which technology is applied in today's world, some of the keenest minds of our time raise and attempt to answer four major questions: Do our current problems represent a new element in human affairs or are they merely a continuation of past problems altered somewhat by the pervasiveness of technolo

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- Introduction -- The Challenge -- Today's Human Condition: Old or New? -- Introduction to Part 1 -- Lost in the Fog -- The Survival Problem -- World Hysteria -- Nothing New -- Is Technology Ethically Neutral? -- Where Are We Going? -- The Incompatibility of Values -- Reflections on Culture and Religion in a Postindustrial Age -- Old and/or New Ethics? -- Introduction to Part 2 -- Technology and the Law -- Why Heteronomous Ethics? -- Modern Technology and Judeo-Christian Ethics -- What Ancient Ethics Can Contribute -- Science, Natural Law, and Ethics—A Jewish Perspective -- Education for "Moral Intelligence" -- On the Consecration and Secularization of Science -- The Equivocal Role of Philosophy -- Scientific Ethics -- The Partnership of Ethics and Technology -- Ecology and Ethics -- Rational Ethics and Human Nature -- Man and the Man-Made -- Technoethics -- Religious Means and Ethical Ends -- Translating Ethics into Action -- Introduction to Part 3 -- Individual Consciousness and Responsibility -- Science and Conscience -- The Social Responsibility of Scientists -- Broadening Engineering Education—The Technological Imperative -- Ethical Models -- The Ethical Imperative of Architecture -- The Powerlessness of Engineers -- Industry and the Environment -- Technology and Institutions -- Morality in Industry -- The Message of the Kibbutz -- Adapting Behavior -- Information, Decision Making, and Bureaucratization -- Human Engineering of Decisions -- Virtue and Practicality -- Probabilities and Trade-offs -- Joining Morality and Power -- Introduction to Part 4 -- Making Morality Effective -- Dangers of the Parochial View -- The Ethics of Nonpower -- The Heuristics of Fear -- The Mount Carmel Declaration -- Introduction to Part 5 -- The Mount Carmel Declaration on Technology and Moral Responsibility -- Postlude -- Introduction to Part 6 -- Reflections on the Mount Carmel Declaration

About the Author

Melvin Kranzberg, Callaway Professor of the History of Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology and is editor of its journal, Technology and Culture.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General