This special issue of the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, focusing on new media technologies, questions whether world views can be analyzed in light of the many ways in which technical means generally exist. The contributors to this special issue believe that the instrumentalist worldview is invading our spirit, and influencing the way we teach and learn, as well as managing our social institutions, making the technological order reconstitute the moral order in terms of technique.
Volume 13, Number 2, 1998
Contents: C. Christians, Foreword. T.W. Cooper, New Technology Effects Inventory: Forty Leading Ethical Issues. A.C. Powell, III, Satellite Imagery: The Ethics of a New Technology. D.B. Kraybill, Plain Reservations: Amish and Mennonite Views of Media and Computers. D.J. Gunkel, Virtually Transcendent: Cyberculture and the Body. Marketing New Software and Choreographing Intelligent Agents, Cases and Commentaries.