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Title Evaluating new technologies : methodological problems for the ethical assessment of technology developments / Paul Sollie, Marcus Düwell, editors
Published Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource
Series The international library of ethics, law and technology ; v. 3
International library of ethics, law and technology ; v. 3.
Contents Evaluating new technologies : An introduction -- Ethical aspects of research in ultrafast communication -- Whose responsibility is it anyway? Dealing with the consequences of new technologies -- Ethics in and during technological research; an addition to it ethics and science ethics -- The need for a value-sensitive design of communication infrastructures -- The moral relevance of technological artifacts -- Interdisciplinarity, applied ethics and social science -- Facts or fiction? A critique on vision assessment as a tool for technology assessment -- Exploring techno-moral change : The case of the obesity pill -- On uncertainty in ethics and technology -- New technologies, common sense and the paradoxical precautionary principle -- Complex technology, complex calculations : Uses and abuses of precautionary reasoning in law -- Ethics of technology at the frontier of uncertainty : A Gewirthian perspective
Summary Argues that the world must critically assess the potential pitfalls of new technologies in advance. This book addresses methodological issues with regard to the ethical evaluation of new and emerging technology. It focuses on the concept of uncertainty that, unlike the notion of risk, is greatly undervalued in the field of ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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In Springer eBooks
Subject Technological innovations -- Evaluation
Technology assessment.
Technology Assessment, Biomedical
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Technological innovations -- Evaluation.
Technology assessment.
Form Electronic book
Author Sollie, Paul
Düwell, Marcus, 1962-
ISBN 9789048122295