Society, Ethics, and Technology / Edition 5

Society, Ethics, and Technology / Edition 5

by Morton Winston, Ralph Edelbach
     
 

Designed for use in standard 15-week undergraduate Science, Technology, and Society courses, this reader develops a framework for analyzing the social, environmental, and ethical implications of contemporary science and technology through the presentation of a variety of views and treatments. The editors (both of The College of New Jersey) present 32 chapters that… See more details below

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Designed for use in standard 15-week undergraduate Science, Technology, and Society courses, this reader develops a framework for analyzing the social, environmental, and ethical implications of contemporary science and technology through the presentation of a variety of views and treatments. The editors (both of The College of New Jersey) present 32 chapters that begin with historical, social, and philosophical perspectives on technological society. A second section examines issues arising from contemporary uses of technology in papers dealing with globalization, economics, and human rights; computers, robotics, and information technology; biotechnology and genetic engineering; and population, energy, and the environment. The readings seem to have been selected for their accessibility to a general audience. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133943556
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/16/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
468,320
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceXI
How to Use This BookXIII
Introduction: Morton Winston. Children of Invention1
Part IPerspectives on Technological Society21
Historical Perspectives
I.1Jared Diamond: The Great Leap Forward22
I.2James Burke: The Pinball Effect33
I.3David Noble: A Masculine Millennium: A Note on Technology and Gender42
I.4Ruth Schwartz Cowan: Industrial Society and Technological Systems54
Social Perspectives
I.5Corlann Gee Bush: Women and the Assessment of Technology71
I.6Richard Sclove: I'd Hammer Out Freedom: Technology as Politics and Culture85
I.7Langdon Winner: Artifacts/Ideas and Political Culture94
I.8Andrew Feenberg: Democratic Rationalization100
Philosophical Perspectives
I.9Hans Jonas: Technology and Responsibility: Reflections on the New Task of Ethics115
I.10Freeman Dyson: Technology and Social Justice126
I.11Robert E. McGinn: Technology, Demography, and the Anachronism of Traditional Rights136
I.12David Strong: Technological Subversion149
Part IIContemporary Technology and the Future161
Innovation, Globalization, and Human Rights
II.1Jeffrey Sachs: International Economics: Unlocking the Mysteries of Globalization162
II.2Virginia Postrel: The One Best Way169
II.3Peter M. Senge and Goran Carstedt: Innovating Our Way to the Next Industrial Revolution180
II.4United Nations: Globalization and Its Impact on the Full Enjoyment of All Human Rights193
Computers, Robotics, and Information Technology
II.5Stacey L. Edgar: Computers and Privacy205
II.6Hans Moravec: Universal Robots222
II.7Bill Joy: Why the Future Doesn't Need Us231
II.8Ray Kurzweil: Promise and Peril248
Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, and Reproduction
II.9Robert Wachbroit: Genetic Encores: The Ethics of Human Cloning253
II.10Judy Wajcman: Reproductive Technology: Delivered into Men's Hands259
II.11Leon Kass: Preventing a Brave New World275
II.12Mark Sagoff: Genetic Engineering and the Concept of the Natural287
Population, Energy, and the Environment
II.13Garrett Hardin: The Tragedy of the Commons297
II.14Kevin E. Trenberth: Stronger Evidence of Human Influence on Climate--the 2001 IPCC Assessment306
II.15Lester R. Brown and Christopher Flavin: A New Economy for a New Century316
II.16Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins, and Paul Hawken: A Road Map for Natural Capitalism323
Bibliography337

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