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Título: The End of Ethics in a Technological Society
Editorial: Mcgill Queens Univ Pr
Año de publicación: 2008
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Signed Like new paperback! No spine crease. Binding is tight and square. Personalized inscription (to his professor) signed by author on half-title page. Also loosely laid in is a letter from the author to the recipient. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: Q) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. N° de ref. de la librería 052701
Sinopsis: This book offers a bold challenge to modern liberal ethics by exposing its inability to confront the inexorable advance of technology. Contemporary books on technology generally fall into three categories: those that offer optimist projections of a glorious future, those that provide radical critiques of specific techniques, and those that express alarm about the dehumanizing effects of a culture dominated by technology."The End of Ethics in a Technological Society" offers a deeper assessment of the modern West's commitment to technological progress. It argues that modern technology, ethics, and politics are all expressions of the enlightenment view that there are no principles of truth or goodness higher than the free human will. Technological advances are, on this view, merely extensions of the range of human freedom. Modern ethics thus fails to give voice to our often inchoate moral intuition that, in the realm of techno science, some possibilities simply ought not to be pursued. The authors develop their challenge by examining typical ethical approaches to such urgent contemporary concerns as environmental degradation, nuclear energy, high tech militarism, and fetal genetic testing. They relate our social crises to the transformation of ethics that has taken place as technology has become the house in which we all live.
Biografía del autor:
Lawrence E. Schmidt is professor, religious ethics, University of Toronto.
Scott Marratto is a teaching fellow in the Foundation Year Programme, University of King's College, Halifax.
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