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Title The good life in a technological age / edited by Philip Brey, Adam Briggle, and Edward Spence
Published New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 358 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in science, technology and society ; 17
Routledge studies in science, technology, and society ; 17
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction / Adam Briggle, Philip Brey and Edward Spence -- Mapping the landscape -- Well-being in philosophy, psychology, and economics / Philip Brey -- Theorizing technology / Carl Mitcham and Adam Briggle -- Theoretical approaches -- Quality of life in technological society : a macrosociological approach / Ruut Veenhoven -- Capabilities and technology / Justine Johnstone -- Happiness and meaning in a technological age : a psychological approach / Michael Steger and Joo Yeon Shin -- The ambivalence of the good life : happiness, economics, technology, and relational goods / Luigino Bruni -- Desire-satisfactionism and technology / Anton Tupa -- Consumer products and well-being -- Consuming happiness / Lindsey Patterson and Robert Biswas-Diener -- Thinking through consumerism and technology / Pak Hang Wong -- Consumption and sustainability : a neo-epicurean approach to a sustainable good life in a technological world / Edward Spence -- Cell phones, ipods, and subjective well-being / Valerie Tiberius -- Information technology and well-being -- New social media and the virtues / Shannon Vallor -- Web 2.0: community as commodity? / Diane P. Michelfelder -- Types of internet use, well-being and the good life : ethical views from prudential psychology / Omar Rosas -- Virtually good? : disclosing the presuppositions behind the claimed inferiority of virtual worlds / Johnny Hartz Søraker -- Medical and agricultural technology and well-being -- What's wrong with techno food? / David Kaplan -- Human enhancement and well-being / Bengt Brülde -- On hubris and hybrids : ascesis and the ethics of technology / Peter Paul Verbeek -- Brave new world : platonism 2.0 / Tsjalling Swierstra -- Care robots, virtual virtue, and the best possible life / Mark Coeckelbergh -- Technology design and policy -- Can we design for well-being? / Ibo van de Poel -- The university, metrics, and the good life / Robert Frodeman, J. Britt Holbrook and Kelli Barr -- Science policy and the expectation of health : the case for reforming peer review at the national institutes of health / Adam Briggle -- Neutrality and technology : ortega y gasset on the good life / Jeroen van den Hoven -- Technological change and the destabilization of liberal politics / Govert Valkenburg -- Contributors -- Index
Summary Modern technology has changed the way we live, work, play, communicate, fight, love, and die. Yet few works have systematically explored these changes in light of their implications for individual and social welfare. How can we conceptualize and evaluate the influence of technology on human well-being? Bringing together scholars from a cross-section of disciplines, this volume combines an empirical investigation of technology and its social, psychological, and political effects, and a philosophical analysis and evaluation of the implications of such effects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Information society.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Information society.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Brey, Philip.
Briggle, Adam.
Spence, Edward.
ISBN 9780203124581 (electronic bk.)