Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment

Global Changes

Ethics, Politics and Environment in the Contemporary Technological World

Editors: Valera, Luca, Castilla, Juan Carlos (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the most critical challenges arisen as a consequence of modern technologies
  • Proposes interdisciplinary approaches to address those problems
  • Highlights the socio-ecological role of human beings in the Anthropocene
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This book offers an authoritative analysis of the challenges that have arisen as a result of modern technologies. It covers several environmental problems, such as climate change, overexploitation of natural resources, loss of natural habitats, pollution and human population growth, and discusses practical scenarios for sustainable human dwelling of our planet.  Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the first part introduces “global changes”, describing how they are happening in reality, and the challenges arising from them. The second part introduces methodological approaches borrowed from various disciplines, such as engineering, management science, philosophy and theology, which can help deal with the contemporary challenges resulting from global changes.

Lastly, the third part discusses some of the themes presented in the light of novel concepts, such as the Anthropocene, and includes interesting proposals and ideas about how human beings could dwell the Earth in this new age. Offering a comprehensive theoretical reflection on the relation between technology, environment and human beings, it also provides a practice-oriented guide for researchers and decision-makers working on a new ethical paradigm of acting in the Anthropocene.


About the authors

Luca Valera is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Director of the Center for Bioethics at the same University. He has received his Ph.D. in Bioethics from the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy. His areas of interest include: Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Bioethics, and Applied Ethics.

Juan Carlos Castilla is an Emeritus Professor and Full Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He received his Ph.D. and D. Sc. in Marine Biology from the North Wales University (UK). He has received many awards, such as the Chile National Award on Applied Sciences and Technology (2010). He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. His areas of research cover Experimental Ecology, Socio-ecology, Management and Sustainability of Artisan Marine Resources, Marine Conservation, Common Use Resources, and Socio-Environmental Ethics.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-29442-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Changes
Book Subtitle
Ethics, Politics and Environment in the Contemporary Technological World
Editors
  • Luca Valera
  • Juan Carlos Castilla
Series Title
Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment
Series Volume
46
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29443-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29443-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29442-7
Series ISSN
1860-4803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 194
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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