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Responsible Technology: A Christian Perspective

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802801753
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/1986
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chapter 1 Understanding Technology 1
Important Reasons to Understand Technology 2
The Task at Hand 8
Chapter 2 Technology Examined: Definitions and Distinctions 10
Definitions: Confusion and Conflicts 10
Technology Defined 18
Chapter 3 Is Technology Neutral? 24
The Supposed Neutrality of Technology 26
The Value-Ladenness of Technology 31
Conclusions 34
Chapter 4 The Cultural Mandate and Modern Technology 37
Humankind as Formers of Culture 37
Four Lines in Human History 44
Technicism 49
Exiles in Babylon 51
Chapter 5 A Guide to Responsible Technology 58
A Theory of Normativity 59
A Structure of Normative Principles 68
Chapter 6 Technology and Science 77
The Science-Technology Relationship: The Conventional View 78
A Historical Perspective 81
Characteristics of Modern Technology 95
The Hegemony of Science in Technology 98
Chapter 7 Technology and Economics 103
Two Views of Economic Activity 105
Economic Valuing 110
The Effects of Technology on Economic Relationships 119
Economics, Technological Choice, and Technological Change 135
Chapter 8 Technology and the State 143
The State 143
Government and Technological Practices and Institutions 148
Barriers to a Proper Relationship 153
From Technicism to Biblically Based Normative Principles 161
Chapter 9 A Design Philosophy 164
Technological Design: An Introduction 165
A Holistic Approach 167
Normative Principles for Design 170
Design Specifications 177
Sufficient Design 182
Chapter 10 Design and Fabrication in Practice 184
Intrinsic Characteristics 184
Extrinsic Barriers to Sufficient Design 191
An Illustration of Responsible Design 198
Chapter 11 Prophetic Witness to a Technicistic Society 200
The Nature of Prophetic Witness 201
Basic Themes of the Message 209
Activating the Conscience 217
Chapter 12 Technology and Mutual Responsibility 222
The Nature of Responsibility 22
Strategies for Implementing Collective Responsibility 227
Position-specific Responsibility 238
Recommended Reading 245
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