Creative Creatures: Values and Ethical Issues in Theology, Science and Technology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567030887
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: Issues In Science And Theology Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Ulf Görman is Professor of Ethics at Lund University, Sweden.

Willem B. Drees is professor of philosophy of religion and ethics at Leiden University, the Netherlands, President of ESSSAT, and author of Religion, Science and Naturalism (Cambridge UP, 1996), and Creation: From Nothing until Now (Routledge, 2001).

Hubert Meisinger, Ph.D., is director for environmental affairs at the Center Social Responsibility in Mainz, associate director of studies for science and theology at the Protestant Academy Arnoldshain, associate lecturer in Systematic Theology at Darmstadt University of Technology and Vice-President of ESSSAT. He wrote a study on theological and sociobiological views of altruism: Liebesgebot und Altruismusforschung (Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht, 1996) and co-edited Physik, Kosmologie und Spiritualität (Lang, 2006).

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements List of Contributors 1.Introduction: Technological and Moral Creatures or Creators? Willem B. Drees, University of Leiden, the Netherlands PART I: TECHNOLOGY'S IMPACT ON OUR WORLDVIEW 2.ICT and the Character of Finitude RenT P.H. Munnik, University of Twente, the Netherlands 3.Technology and the Changing Notion of Nature Zbigniew Liana, The Pontifical Academy of Theology, Cracow, Poland 4.Co-creator or co-creator: The Problem with Artificial Intelligence Noreen Herzfeld, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, USA 5.From Thou to IT: Information Technology from the Perspective of the Language Philosophy of Rosenzweig and Rosenstock-Huessy Otto Kroesen, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands 6.Being Cyborgs: On Creating Humanity in a Created World of Technology Taede Smedes, University of Leiden, the Netherlands PART II: MORALITY, NATURE, AND CULTURE 7.The Perennial Debate about Human Goodness: The Primate Evidence Frans B.M. de Waal, Emory University, Atlanta, USA 8.Theological Reflections on the Moral Nature of Nature Nancey Murphy, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, USA 9.Is it Suitable to Translate Christian Anthropological Topics into Genetic and Cognitive Categories? The Case of Original Sin Llufs Oviedo, Pontifical Ateneum Antonianum, Rome, Italy PART III: MORALITY IN A TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY 10.Ethical Issues of AI and Biotechnology Margaret A. Boden, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK 11.Co-creation or Hubris? Responses to Biotechnology in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam Ulf G├Ěrman, Lund University, Sweden 12.The Human being a Co-Creator? Theological Reflections on Reproductive Cloning of Human Individuals Jan-Olav Henriksen, The Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology, Oslo, Norway 13.When Astronomers and Environmentalists Clash Over a Sky Island Christopher J. Corbally, SJ, The Vatican Observatory, Rome, Italy, and University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA 14.The Crisis of Ideologies and the Need for a New Anthropology: Values Education in a Technological and Pragmatic Age Angela Roothaan, The Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Index
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