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Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design

Sources, Theory, Values and Application Domains

Editors: van den Hoven, Jeroen, Vermaas, Pieter E., van de Poel, Ibo (Eds.)

  •  Addresses myriad aspects at the intersection of technology design and ethics
  • Enables designers to anticipate, prevent and resolve societal & ethical issues
  • Evaluates different application domains including architecture, information and Technology
  • Provides theoretical foundations for the field including design methodologies
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This handbook enumerates every aspect of incorporating moral and societal values into technology design, reflects the fact that the latter has moved on from strict functionality to become sensitive to moral and social values such as sustainability and accountability. Aimed at a broad readership that includes ethicists, policy makers and designers themselves, it proffers a detailed survey of how technological, and institutional, design must now reflect awareness of ethical factors such as sustainability, human well-being, privacy, democracy and justice, inclusivity, trust, accountability, and responsibility (both social and environmental). Edited by a trio of highly experienced academic philosophers with a specialized interest in the ethical dimensions of technology and human creativity, this syncretic handbook collates an array of published material and offers a studied, practical introduction to the field. The volume addresses myriad aspects at the intersection of technology design and ethics, enabling designers to adopt a constructive approach in anticipating, preventing, and resolving societal and ethical issues affecting their work. It covers underlying theory; discrete values such as democracy, human well-being, sustainability and justice; and application domains themselves, which include architecture, bio- and nanotechnology, and military hardware. As the first exhaustive survey of a field whose importance is characterized by almost exponential growth, it represents a compelling addition to a formerly atomized literature. ​

About the authors

Jeroen van den Hoven is Full Professor of Moral Philosophy at Delft University of Technology, Scientific Director of the 3Technical University Centre of Ethics and Technology (3TU Centre) (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu) and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Technology of Policy and Management. He is Editor in Chief of Ethics and Information Technology (Springer) and Founding Chair of the CEPE conference (Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry). He has published numerous articles on Ethics and Information Technology. An edited volume Information Technology and Moral Philosophy was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008 (hardcover) and 2009 (paperback). He co-authored a book (with Dean Cocking) entitled Evil On Line that will be published by Wiley Blackwell in 2013. An edited collection (with Thomas Pogge, Seumas Miller) entitled The Design Turn in Applied Ethics will appear with Cambridge University Press in 2012. Van den Hoven was the winner of the 2009 World Technology Award in the category Ethics and received the IFIP Namur Award for Society and Information Technology.


Ibo van de Poel is AvL Professor in Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on engineering ethics, the moral acceptability of technological risks, values and engineering design, moral responsibility in research networks and ethics of new emerging technologies like nanotechnology. He is co-editor of the Handbook of Philosophy of Technology and the Engineering Sciences (Elsevier, 2009), Philosophy and Engineering (Springer, 2010), Moral Responsibility. Beyond Free Will And Determinism (Springer, 2011) and co-author of Ethics, Engineering and Technology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). He has a VICI grant for his research proposal New Technologies as Social Experiments: Conditions for Morally Responsible Experimentation from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


Pi

eter E. Vermaas is senior researcher at the Philosophy Department of Delft University of Technology. He does research on engineering and design, and published extensively on the notion of technical functions in philosophy and engineering, the metaphysics of technical artefacts and on engineering design methods. He published monographs on design, use and functions (Houkes and Vermaas (2010) Technical Functions, Springer) and on general philosophy of technology (Vermaas, Kroes, van de Poel, Franssen and Houkes (2011) A Philosophy of Technology, Morgan & Claypool). He is currently editor of the journal Philosophy of Technology and editor-in-chief of the book series Philosophy of Engineering and Technology.

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Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Design for Values: An Introduction

    Hoven, Jeroen (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Value Sensitive Design: Applications, Adaptations, and Critiques

    Davis, Janet (et al.)

    Pages 11-40

  • Participatory Design and Design for Values

    Velden, Maja (et al.)

    Pages 41-66

  • Technology Assessment and Design for Values

    Grunwald, Armin

    Pages 67-86

  • Conflicting Values in Design for Values

    Poel, Ibo

    Pages 89-116

Buy this book

Print $549.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6969-4
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6970-0
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  • ready for online access
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6971-7
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  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design
Book Subtitle
Sources, Theory, Values and Application Domains
Editors
  • Jeroen van den Hoven
  • Pieter E. Vermaas
  • Ibo van de Poel
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Print ISBN
978-94-007-6969-4
eReference ISBN
978-94-007-6970-0
Print + eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6971-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 871
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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