Gregory Robson (Iowa State University & University of Notre Dame) and Jonathan Tsou (University of Texas at Dallas), "Technology Ethics: A Philosophical Introduction and Readings"
Technology Ethics: A New Resource for Teachers!
By Gregory Robson & Jonathan Tsou
We have aimed to develop a first-of-its-kind anthology in the growing field of technology ethics: Technology Ethics: A Philosophical Introduction and Readings (New York: Routledge 2023).
The anthology includes 32 accessible chapters by innovative philosophers on five main themes:
· Perspectives on Technology and its Value
· Technology and the Good Life
· Computer and Information Technology
· Technology and Business
· Biotechnologies and the Ethics of Enhancement
A hallmark of the volume is multidisciplinary contributions both (1) in "analytic" and "continental" philosophies and (2) across several hot-button topics of interest to students, including the ethics of autonomous vehicles, psychotherapeutic phone apps, and bio-enhancement of cognition and in sports. As both editors of the volume and teachers of technology ethics, we have sought to offer a set of original and timely chapters that will not only advance scholarly debate but also stimulate lively classroom discussion.
This anthology examines the most pivotal ethical questions around our use of technology, equipping readers to better understand technology’s promises and perils. It explores throughout a central tension raised by technological progress: maintaining social stability versus pursuing dynamic social improvements. And it provides ample coverage of the pressing issues of free speech and productive online discourse.
We hope you will consider using Technology Ethics in your teaching and research—or consider recommending it to others.
If you have any questions for us, feel free to reach out any time: Gregory Robson (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jonathan Tsou (email@example.com).
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