Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design: Sources, Theory, Values and Application Domains

Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design: Sources, Theory, Values and Application Domains


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This handbook enumeratesevery aspect of incorporating moral and societal values into technology design, reflects the fact that the latter has moved on from strict functionality to become sensitive to moral and social values such as sustainability and accountability. Aimed at a broad readership that includes ethicists, policy makers and designers themselves, it proffers a detailed survey of how technological, and institutional, design must now reflect awareness of ethical factors such as sustainability, human well-being, privacy, democracy and justice, inclusivity, trust, accountability, and responsibility (both social and environmental).
Edited by a trio of highly experienced academic philosophers with a specialized interest in the ethical dimensions of technology and human creativity, this syncretic handbook collates an array of published material and offers a studied, practical introduction to the field. The volume addresses myriad aspects at the intersection of technology design and ethics, enabling designers to adopt a constructive approach in anticipating, preventing, and resolving societal and ethical issues affecting their work. It covers underlying theory; discrete values such as democracy, human well-being, sustainability and justice; and application domains themselves, which include architecture, bio- and nanotechnology, and military hardware. As the first exhaustive survey of a field whose importance is characterized by almost exponential growth, it represents a compelling addition to a formerly atomized literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400769694
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 05/28/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 871
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Jeroen van den Hoven is Full Professor of Moral Philosophy at Delft University of Technology, Scientific Director of the 3Technical University Centre of Ethics and Technology (3TU Centre) (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu) and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Technology of Policy and Management. He is Editor in Chief of Ethics and Information Technology (Springer) and Founding Chair of the CEPE conference (Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry). He has published numerous articles on Ethics and Information Technology. An edited volume Information Technology and Moral Philosophy was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008 (hardcover) and 2009 (paperback). He co-authored a book (with Dean Cocking) entitled Evil On Line that will be published by Wiley Blackwell in 2013. An edited collection (with Thomas Pogge, Seumas Miller) entitled The Design Turn in Applied Ethics will appear with Cambridge University Press in 2012. Van den Hoven was the winner of the 2009 World Technology Award in the category Ethics and received the IFIP Namur Award for Society and Information Technology.

Ibo van de Poel is AvL Professor in Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on engineering ethics, the moral acceptability of technological risks, values and engineering design, moral responsibility in research networks and ethics of new emerging technologies like nanotechnology. He is co-editor of the Handbook of Philosophy of Technology and the Engineering Sciences (Elsevier, 2009), Philosophy and Engineering (Springer, 2010), Moral Responsibility. Beyond Free Will And Determinism (Springer, 2011) and co-author of Ethics, Engineering and Technology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). He has a VICI grant for his research proposal New Technologies as Social Experiments: Conditions for Morally Responsible Experimentation from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


eter E. Vermaas is senior researcher at the Philosophy Department of Delft University of Technology. He does research on engineering and design, and published extensively on the notion of technical functions in philosophy and engineering, the metaphysics of technical artefacts and on engineering design methods. He published monographs on design, use and functions (Houkes and Vermaas (2010) Technical Functions, Springer) and on general philosophy of technology (Vermaas, Kroes, van de Poel, Franssen and Houkes (2011) A Philosophy of Technology, Morgan & Claypool). He is currently editor of the journal Philosophy of Technology and editor-in-chief of the book series Philosophy of Engineering and Technology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. General Introduction.- Part I. Sources.- Chapter 2. General overview; Jeroen van den Hoven and Noëmi Manders-Huits.- Chapter 3. Value Sensitive Design; Janet Davis and Lisa Nathan.- Chapter 4. Technology Assessment; Armin Grunwald.- Part II. Theory.- Chapter 5. Part introduction; editors.- Chapter 6. Design and conflicting values; Ibo van de Poel.- Chapter 7. Design and emotions; Pieter Desmet and Sabine Roeser.- Chapter 8. Design for human capabilities; Ilse Oosterlaken.- Chapter 9. Design for values and system roles; Maarten Franssen.- Chapter 10. Design for mediation; Peter-Paul Verbeek.- Chapter 11. Design methods for values; P. Vermaas, P. Hekkert, N. Manders-Huits and N. Tromp.- Chapter 12.Operationalizationof values;Peter Kroes andIbo van de Poel.- Chapter 13. Values and modeling in design;Sven Diekmann and Sjoerd Zwart.-Part III.Values.- Chapter 14. Part introduction; editors.- Chapter 15.Accountability and transparency;Joris Hulstijn and Brigitte Burgemeestre.- Chapter 16.Democracy and Justice; tbd.- Chapter 17.Human well being/good life; Philip Brey.- Chapter 18.Inclusive/universal design; Simeon Keates.- Chapter 19. Presence and Participation;Carline Nevejan.- Chapter 20.Privacy; Martijn Warnier, Francien Dechesne and Frances Brazier.- Chapter 21. Responsibility; Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, Neelke Doorn and Ibo van de Poel.- Chapter22.Risk and safety; Neelke Doorn and Sven Ove Hansson.- Chapter 23. Sustainability;Bhamra, Mawle and Hernandez-Pardo.- Chapter 24. Trust; Philip Nickel.-PartIV. Application Domains.- Chapter25. Part introduction; editors.-Chapter 26.Architecture;Christian Illies.- Chapter27.Biotechnology; Henk van den Belt.- Chapter28.Complex Systems; Paulien Herder and Eswaran Subrahmanian.- Chapter29.Economics;John Groenewegen.- Chapter 30.Engineering; Ibo van de Poel.- Chapter 31. ICT; Huib Aldewereld, Virginia Dignum and Yao-Hua Tan.- Chapter32. Institutions and Policy; Seamus Miller and David Koepsell.- Chapter 33. Militarytechnology; Lambér Royakkersand Sjef Orbons.- Chapter 34. Nanotechnology; Johannes F. Jacobs and Marc J. de Vries.- Chapter 35. Nuclear technology; Behnam Taebi and Jan Leen Kloosterman.- Chapter 36. Water Management; Wim Ravesteijn and Otto Kroesen.- Chapter 37. Outlook. ​

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