Science and Technology Ethics / Edition 1

Science and Technology Ethics / Edition 1

by Dr Raymond E.Spier, Raymond E. Spier
     
 

Our world has been radically transformed during the past 200 years with the industrial revolution and development of mass production techniques and recently the plethora of technological advancements in medicine, engineering, computation, communication and entertainment products. These have made major changes in the ways that we live our worlds and in our

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Overview

Our world has been radically transformed during the past 200 years with the industrial revolution and development of mass production techniques and recently the plethora of technological advancements in medicine, engineering, computation, communication and entertainment products. These have made major changes in the ways that we live our worlds and in our expectations of the future.

Science and Technology Ethics re-examines the ethics by which we live and asks the question: do we have in place the ethical guidelines through which we can incorporate these developments with the minimum of disruption and disaffection? It assesses the ethical systems in place and proposes new approaches to our scientific and engineering processes and products, our social contracts, biology and informatics, the military industry, and our environmental responsibilities. The volume is multidisciplinary and reflects the aim of the book to promote a state of the art assessment of these issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415148139
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Professional Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1Science and engineering ethics: overview1
2The processes of science22
3Ethics and the products of science39
4Engineering ethics59
5Ethics in conflict89
6A social contract?107
7Biology, engineering and ethics127
8Computers and society159
9Ethical issues engendered by engineering with atomic nuclei180
10Science and the military207
11Engineering, ethics and the environment220
Index243

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