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Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things

Peter-Paul Verbeek

Abstract

Technology permeates nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Cars enable us to travel long distances, mobile phones help us to communicate, and medical devices make it possible to detect and cure diseases. However, these aids to existence are not simply neutral instruments, they give shape to what we do and how we experience the world. Because technology plays such an active role in shaping our daily actions and decisions, it is crucial, this book argues, that we consider the moral dimension of technology. As such, the book offers an in-depth study of the ethical dilemmas and moral issues surr ... More

Keywords: technology, ethical dilemmas, Heidegger, Foucault, philosophers of technology, Don Ihde, Bruno Latour, morality, machines, new inventions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226852911
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226852904.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter-Paul Verbeek, author