Designing in ethics

Jeroen van den Hoven (Editor), Seumas Miller (Editor), Thomas Pogge (Editor)

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Many of our interactions in the twenty-first century - both good and bad - take place by means of institutions, technology and artefacts. We inhabit a world of implements, instruments, devices, systems, gadgets and infrastructures. Technology is not only something that we make but also something that in many ways makes us. The discipline of ethics must take this constitutive feature of institutions and technology into account; thus, ethics must in turn be embedded in our institutions and technology. The contributors to this book argue that the methodology of ‘designing in ethics’ - addressing and resolving the issues raised by technology through the use of appropriate technological design - is the way to achieve this integration. They apply their original methodology to a wide range of institutions and technologies, using case studies from the fields of health care, media and security. The volume is important for philosophical theorists and practitioners alike.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages231
ISBN (Electronic)9780511844317
ISBN (Print)9780521119467
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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