This book is about a survey conducted by the Israel Institute of Technology on the social, political, economic, and the moral abyss into which Western civilization is slipping. It includes contributions from major thinkers at the Ethics in an Age of Pervasive Technology symposium.
Introduction Part 1: Today's Human Condition: Old or New? 1. Lost in the Fog 2. The Survival Problem 3. World Hysteria 4. Nothing New 5. Is Technology Ethically Neutral? 6. Where Are We Going? 7. The Incompatibility of Values 8. Reflections on Culture and Religion in a Postindustrial Age Part 2: Old and/ or New Ethics? 9. Technology and the Law 10. Why Heteronomous Ethics? 11. Modern Technology and Judeo-Christian Ethics 12. What Ancient Ethics Can Contribute 13. Science, Natural Law, and Ethics—a Jewish Perspective 14. Education for "Moral Intelligence," 15. On the Consecration and Secularization of Science 16. The Equivocal Role of Philosophy 17. Scientific Ethics 18. The Partnership of Ethics and Technology 19. Ecology and Ethics 20. Rational Ethics and Human Nature 21. Man and the Man-Made 22. Technoethics 23. Religious Means and Ethical Ends Part 3: Translating Ethics into Action 24. Individual Consciousness and Responsibility 25. Science and Conscience 26. The Social Responsibility of Scientists 27. Broadening Engineering Education—the Technological Imperative 28. Ethical Models 29. The Ethical Imperative of Architecture 30. The Powerlessness of Engineers 31. Industry and the Environment 32. Technology and Institutions 33. Morality in Industry 34. The Message of the Kibbutz 35. Adapting Behavior 36. Information Decision Making, and Bureaucratization 37. Human Engineering of Decisions 38. Virtue and Practicality 39. Probabilities and Trade-offs Part 4: Joining Morality and Power 40. Making Morality Effective 41. Dangers of the Parochial View 42. The Ethics of Nonpower 43. The Heuristics of Fear Part 5: The Mount Carmel Declaration 44. The Mount Carmel Declaration on Technology and Moral Responsibility Part 6: Postlude 45. Reflections on the Mount Carmel Declaration