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Society, Ethics, and Technology

Society, Ethics, and Technology  


  • Morton Winston
  • Ralph Edelbach 


  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 3 edition (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534520855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534520854
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


Book Description 

This anthology presents a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives on technological change and its social consequences, stressing the manner in which technological innovation creates new ethical problems for human civilization. Providing a strong foundation in both theoretical and applied ethical matters, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY encourages students to critically engage anew the social effects of the technology that surrounds them in their daily lives. 

About the Author(s)

Morton Winston is a professor of philosophy at the College of New Jersey and a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA. In addition to core philosophy courses, he also teaches classes in Biomedical Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Mind, Human Rights, Mind, Language, and Computers. He has published several books and numerous articles on topics related to human rights, applied ethics, and cognitive science. Ralph Edelbach is an associate professor of technological studies at the College of New Jersey. He teaches classes on ethics and technology and is coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Core and president of the College of New Jersey Federation of Teachers. 




Crucial Ethical Issues of Today’s Technology and Science, June 4, 2000

This is such a timely and needed publication. The book offers insightful chapters by authors who are scholars within this area of study. Other chapters offer insight into today’s world of technology and science. Remaining chapters provide insightful perspectives by authors that incorporate the ethical issues involved in both technology and science. The authors and publisher, I believe, are TOTALLY on the right track with their belief that this is a very crucial publication for today’s society. The first chapter by Morton Winston, "Children of Invention," tells the reader what is going on currently in our society within the area of ethics, technology, and science; where we were, where we are now, and why we need to look at this for our future. This publication is ground breaking. With our society’s current stance of available access to technology and developments in science our ethical decision-making related to these disciplines ARE our future; the authors of this book have provided us with excellent topics and issues to "Begin the Discussion."