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Moralizing TechnologyUnderstanding and Designing the Morality of Things$
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Peter-Paul Verbeek

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226852911

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226852904.001.0001

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Morality in Design

Morality in Design

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(p.90) 5 Morality in Design
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Moralizing Technology
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Peter-Paul Verbeek

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226852904.003.0005

This chapter analyzes various implications of the moral significance of technologies for the ethics of design. After a discussion of the implicit and explicit design of technological mediations, the chapter considers how designers could anticipate and help shape the moral mediations of their products. The moral issues raised by the active “moralization of technology” is also discussed here in detail. The chapter then proposes a number of methods designers could use here and points to several examples, with the goal of translating the nonhumanist ethical approach set out in previous chapters into design practices. Rather than proving designers with instrumental tools and a list of issues to deal with when designing a technology, this chapter should be read as philosophy-in-practice, exploring the ways moral questions and issues are articulated in design processes and how designers could deal with the moral significance of the technologies they are designing.

Keywords:   ethics of design, technological mediations, moral mediations, moralization of technology, nonhumanist ethical approach, design practices, philosophy-in-practice

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