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Technology and Values provides a highly useful collection of essays organized around issues related to science, technology, public health, economics, the environment, and ethical theory. The editors present effective introductions that provide background information as well as philosophical tools and case studies to facilitate understanding of the variety of issues emanating from the most significant developments in technology, including the effects on privacy of the widespread use of computers to store and retrieve personal information and the ethical considerations of genetic engineering.
Part 1 One: Introduction Chapter 2 1.1 Overview: Ethical Studies about Technology Chapter 3 1.2 What Is Moral Philosophy? Chapter 4 1.3 Technology and Ethical Issues Chapter 5 1.4 Further Reading Part 6 Two: Alternative Views of Technology Chapter 7 2.1 Introduction and Overview Chapter 8 2.2 Heidegger on Gaining a Free Relation to Technology Chapter 9 2.3 Technologies as Forms of Life Chapter 10 2.4 The Role of Technology in Society Chapter 11 2.5 Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals Chapter 12 2.6 The Social Deconstruction of Safety Chapter 13 2.7 The Political Construction of Technology: A Call for Constructive Technology Assessment Chapter 14 2.8 Further Reading Part 15 Three: How to Evaluate Technology Chapter 16 3.1 Introduction and Overview Chapter 17 3.2 Frankenstein's Problem: Autonomous Technology Chapter 18 3.3 Technology, Demography, and the Anachronism of Traditional Rights Chapter 19 3.4 Economic Evaluations of Technology Chapter 20 3.5 Sociological versus Metascientific Views of Technological Risk Assessment Chapter 21 3.6 Further Reading Part 22 Four: Case Studies about Technology Chapter 23 4.1 Introduction and Overview Chapter 24 4.2 Engineering Design Research and Social Responsibility Chapter 25 4.3 Ethics and Automobile Technology: The Pinto Case Chapter 26 4.4 Computers and Privacy Chapter 27 4.5 Ethics and Military Technology: Star Wars Chapter 28 4.6 Nuclear Technology and Radioactive Waste Chapter 29 4.7 Assessment of Environmental and Economic Impacts of Pesticide Use Chapter 30 4.8 Ethical Issues in Human Genome Research Chapter 31 4.9 A "Transgenic Dinner"? Social and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology and Agriculture Chapter 32 4.10 Further Reading