Doing Good With Technologies: : Taking Responsibility For The Social Role Of Emerging Technologies

August 3, 2013|
Doing Good With Technologies: : Taking Responsibility For The Social Role Of Emerging Technologies by Katinka Waelbers
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20th century technologies like cars, the Internet, and the contraceptive pill have altered our actions, changed our perceptions and influenced our moral ideas, for better and worse. Upcoming technologies are bound to fulfill their own unique social roles. How can we advance this social role so that it will support the good live and limit undesired changes? This book explores whether we can take a forward looking responsibility to optimize the social roles of technologies. In doing so, the book discusses three issues: first, it aims to understand the social role of technologies; second, it explores what it means to accept responsibility for this social role, and; third, it searches for some forward looking tools that help us to see how new technologies may influence human behavior. In a rather unique approach, this book combines the influential sociological research of Bruno Latour on the social impacts of technologies with the contemporary Aristotelianism of Alasdair MacIntyre.
Chapter 1. Introduction: responsibility for the social role of technologies.- 1.1 Designing mediating technologies.- 1.2 The main argument of this study.- Chapter 2. Mastering technologies.- 2.1 Traditional debates on the social role of technologies.- 2.2 The empirical turn in philosophy of technology.- 2.3 ANT and Responsibility.- Cha...
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Title:Doing Good With Technologies: : Taking Responsibility For The Social Role Of Emerging TechnologiesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:152 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0.02 inShipping dimensions:152 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0.02 inPublished:August 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400736681

ISBN - 13:9789400736689

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