The Resource Ethics and emerging technologies, edited by Ronald L. Sandler, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

Ethics and emerging technologies, edited by Ronald L. Sandler, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

Label
Ethics and emerging technologies
Title
Ethics and emerging technologies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ronald L. Sandler, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Technology shapes every aspect of human experience and it is the primary driver of social and ecological change. Given this, it is surprising that we spend so little time studying, analyzing, and evaluating new technologies. Occasionally, an issue grabs public attention--for example, the use of human embryonic stem cells in medical research or online file sharing of music and movies. However, these are the exceptions. For the most part, we enthusiastically embrace each new technology and application with little critical reflection on how it will impact our lives and our world. What is more, when an issue raised by an emerging technology is attended to, we often lack the language, concepts, and critical perspectives to thoroughly address it. The aim of this textbook is to introduce students and other readers to the ethical issues associated with a broad array of emerging technologies--including nanotechnology, synthetic genomics, robotics, genetic engineering, geoengineering, synthetic meat, virtual reality, information technologies, sex selection, and many more--and to help them develop analytical skills and perspectives for effectively evaluating novel technologies and applications"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
179
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ59
LC item number
.E857 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sandler, Ronald L.
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Technology
Label
Ethics and emerging technologies, edited by Ronald L. Sandler, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/036/9780230367036/image/lgcover.9780230367036.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Structure and User's Guide -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I: GENERAL REFLECTION ON ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY -- 1. Section Overview -- 2. Technology: Practice and Culture; A. Pacey -- 3. Technology and Responsibility: Reflections on the New Tasks of Ethics; H. Jonas -- 4. Technologies as Forms of Life; L. Winner -- PART II: REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES -- 5. Section Overview -- 6. Reproductive Technologies: Ethical Debates; L. Frith -- 7. Preventing a Brave New World; L. Kass -- 8. The Ethics of Sex Selection; I. de Melo-Martin -- 9. Selecting Children: The Ethics of Reproductive Genetic Engineering; M. Liao -- PART III: BIOMEDICAL AND THERAPEUTIC TECHNOLOGIES -- 10. Section Overview -- 11. Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research; I. de Melo-Martin and M. Gillis -- 12. Crossing Species Boundaries; J. Robert and F. Baylis -- 13. The Coming Era of Nanomedicine; F. Allhoff -- 14. Psychopharmacology and Functional Neurosurgery: Manipulating Memory, Thought, and Mood; W. Glannon -- 15. Incentivizing Access and Innovation for Essential Medicines: A Survey of the Problem and Proposed Solutions; M. Ravvin -- PART IV: HUMAN ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGIES -- 16. Section Overview -- 17. Beyond Therapy; United States President's Council on Bioethics -- 18. Why I Want to be a Posthuman When I Grow Up; N. Bostrom -- 19. Moral Enhancement; T. Douglas -- 20. Enhancing Justice; T. Garcia and R. Sandler -- PART V: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- 21. Section Overview -- 22. Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains: The Growth of An American Surveillance Society; J. Stanley and B. Steinhardt -- 23. Nanotechnology and Privacy: The Instructive Case of RFID; J. Van den Hoven -- 24. Intellectual Property: Legal and Moral Challenges of Online File Sharing; R. Spinello -- 25. Virtual Reality and Computer Simulation; P. Brey -- 26. The Digital Divide; K. Himma and Maria Bottis -- PART VI: ROBOTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE -- 27. Section Overview -- 28. Ethics, War, and Robots; P. Lin, K. Abney and G. Bekey -- 29. Ethics, Law, and Governance in the Development of Robots; W. Wallach -- 30. What to do About Artificial Consciousness; J. Basl -- 31. The Singularity is Near; R. Kurzweil -- PART VII: ENVIRONMENT AND TECHNOLOGY -- 32. Section Overview -- 33. Risk, Precaution, and Nanotechnology; K. Elliott -- 34. Avoiding Catastrophic Climate Change: Why Technological Innovation is Necessary but Not Sufficient; P. Cafaro -- 35. Ethical Anxieties about Geoengineering; C. Hamilton -- 36. Ecosystems Unbound: Ethical Questions for an Interventionist Ecology; B. Minteer and J. Collins -- PART VIII: AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY -- 37. Section Overview -- 38. Ethics and Genetically Modified Foods; G. Comstock -- 39. Women and the Gendered Politics of Food; V. Shiva -- 40. The Ethics of Agricultural Animal Biotechnology; R. Streiffer and J. Basl -- 41. Artificial Meat; P. Thompson -- PART IX: SYNTHETIC GENOMICS AND ARTIFICIAL LIFE -- 42. Section Overview -- 43. Synthetic Biology, Biosecurity, and Biosafety; M. Garfinkle and L. Knowles -- 44. Evolution and the Deep Past: Intrinsic Responses to Synthetic Biology; C. Preston -- 45. Social and Ethical Implications of Creating Artificial Cells; M.A. Bedau and M. Triant -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 583 pages
Isbn
9780230367036
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013021725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828486393
  • (OCoLC)ocn828486393
Label
Ethics and emerging technologies, edited by Ronald L. Sandler, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/036/9780230367036/image/lgcover.9780230367036.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Structure and User's Guide -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I: GENERAL REFLECTION ON ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY -- 1. Section Overview -- 2. Technology: Practice and Culture; A. Pacey -- 3. Technology and Responsibility: Reflections on the New Tasks of Ethics; H. Jonas -- 4. Technologies as Forms of Life; L. Winner -- PART II: REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES -- 5. Section Overview -- 6. Reproductive Technologies: Ethical Debates; L. Frith -- 7. Preventing a Brave New World; L. Kass -- 8. The Ethics of Sex Selection; I. de Melo-Martin -- 9. Selecting Children: The Ethics of Reproductive Genetic Engineering; M. Liao -- PART III: BIOMEDICAL AND THERAPEUTIC TECHNOLOGIES -- 10. Section Overview -- 11. Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research; I. de Melo-Martin and M. Gillis -- 12. Crossing Species Boundaries; J. Robert and F. Baylis -- 13. The Coming Era of Nanomedicine; F. Allhoff -- 14. Psychopharmacology and Functional Neurosurgery: Manipulating Memory, Thought, and Mood; W. Glannon -- 15. Incentivizing Access and Innovation for Essential Medicines: A Survey of the Problem and Proposed Solutions; M. Ravvin -- PART IV: HUMAN ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGIES -- 16. Section Overview -- 17. Beyond Therapy; United States President's Council on Bioethics -- 18. Why I Want to be a Posthuman When I Grow Up; N. Bostrom -- 19. Moral Enhancement; T. Douglas -- 20. Enhancing Justice; T. Garcia and R. Sandler -- PART V: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- 21. Section Overview -- 22. Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains: The Growth of An American Surveillance Society; J. Stanley and B. Steinhardt -- 23. Nanotechnology and Privacy: The Instructive Case of RFID; J. Van den Hoven -- 24. Intellectual Property: Legal and Moral Challenges of Online File Sharing; R. Spinello -- 25. Virtual Reality and Computer Simulation; P. Brey -- 26. The Digital Divide; K. Himma and Maria Bottis -- PART VI: ROBOTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE -- 27. Section Overview -- 28. Ethics, War, and Robots; P. Lin, K. Abney and G. Bekey -- 29. Ethics, Law, and Governance in the Development of Robots; W. Wallach -- 30. What to do About Artificial Consciousness; J. Basl -- 31. The Singularity is Near; R. Kurzweil -- PART VII: ENVIRONMENT AND TECHNOLOGY -- 32. Section Overview -- 33. Risk, Precaution, and Nanotechnology; K. Elliott -- 34. Avoiding Catastrophic Climate Change: Why Technological Innovation is Necessary but Not Sufficient; P. Cafaro -- 35. Ethical Anxieties about Geoengineering; C. Hamilton -- 36. Ecosystems Unbound: Ethical Questions for an Interventionist Ecology; B. Minteer and J. Collins -- PART VIII: AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY -- 37. Section Overview -- 38. Ethics and Genetically Modified Foods; G. Comstock -- 39. Women and the Gendered Politics of Food; V. Shiva -- 40. The Ethics of Agricultural Animal Biotechnology; R. Streiffer and J. Basl -- 41. Artificial Meat; P. Thompson -- PART IX: SYNTHETIC GENOMICS AND ARTIFICIAL LIFE -- 42. Section Overview -- 43. Synthetic Biology, Biosecurity, and Biosafety; M. Garfinkle and L. Knowles -- 44. Evolution and the Deep Past: Intrinsic Responses to Synthetic Biology; C. Preston -- 45. Social and Ethical Implications of Creating Artificial Cells; M.A. Bedau and M. Triant -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 583 pages
Isbn
9780230367036
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013021725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828486393
  • (OCoLC)ocn828486393

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