Morality in a Technological World: Knowledge as Duty

Morality in a Technological World: Knowledge as Duty

by Lorenzo Magnani
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521877695

ISBN-13: 9780521877695

Pub. Date: 08/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The technological advances of contemporary society have outpaced our moral understanding of the problems that they create. How will we deal with profound ecological changes, human cloning, hybrid people, and eroding cyberprivacy, just to name a few issues? In this book, Lorenzo Magnani argues that existing moral constructs often can not be applied to new technology.…  See more details below

Overview

The technological advances of contemporary society have outpaced our moral understanding of the problems that they create. How will we deal with profound ecological changes, human cloning, hybrid people, and eroding cyberprivacy, just to name a few issues? In this book, Lorenzo Magnani argues that existing moral constructs often can not be applied to new technology. He proposes an entirely new ethical approach, one that blends epistemology with cognitive science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521877695
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. Respecting people as things; 2. Treating people as means; 3. Hybrid people, hybrid selves; 4. Knowledge as duty; 5. Freedom and responsibility; 6. Creating ethics; 7. Inferring reasons.

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