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The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology

Ethical Assessments of Emerging Technologies

Appraising the moral plausibility of technological visions

Authors: Lucivero, Federica

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  • Proposes an original approach to deal with the issue of “reliable” ethical evaluation of new technologies
  • Combines theoretical analysis and empirical work
  • Addresses ethicists, philosophers, social scientists and technology assessment researchers who work within this field
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This book systematically addresses the issue of assessing the normative nature of visions of emerging technologies in an epistemologically robust way. In the context of democratic governance of emerging technologies, not only it is important to reflect on technologies’ moral significance, but also to address their emerging and future oriented character. The book proposes an original approach to deal with the issue of “plausible” ethical evaluation of new technologies. Taking its start from current debates about Technology Assessment, the proposed solution emerges as a combination of theoretical and methodological insights from the fields of Philosophy of Technology, Science and Technology Studies and a normative justification based on pragmatist ethics. The book’s main contribution is to engage a diverse and interdisciplinary audience (ethicists, philosophers, social scientists, technology assessment researchers and practitioners) in a reflection concerning the epistemological challenges that are associated to the endeavour of appraising the moral significance of emerging technologies in the attempt of democratically governing them. It brings together concepts and methodologies from different disciplines and shows their synergy in applying them to two specific case studies of emerging biomedical technologies.

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“This volume presents a well-articulated reconstruction of the debate on emerging technologies and proposes an interesting new approach to their assessment. … I think that Lucivero’s approach is very helpful in coping with the complex technological world to come.” (Rosangela Barcaro, Nanoethics, Vol. 11, 2017)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Democratic Appraisals of Future Technologies: Integrating Ethics in Technology Assessment

    Pages 3-36

    Lucivero, Federica

  • Promises, Expectations and Visions: On Appraising the Plausibility of Socio-Technical Futures

    Pages 37-61

    Lucivero, Federica

  • The Mechanism in the Pill: From Abstract Images to Detailed Descriptions

    Pages 65-84

    Lucivero, Federica

  • The Doctor in the Pill: From “Technical” Details to Social Practices

    Pages 85-101

    Lucivero, Federica

  • The Good in the Pill. Assessing the Plausibility of Visions of Desirable Worlds

    Pages 103-121

    Lucivero, Federica

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Hardcover £74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Assessments of Emerging Technologies
Book Subtitle
Appraising the moral plausibility of technological visions
Authors
Series Title
The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23282-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23282-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23281-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35329-6
Series ISSN
1875-0044
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 202
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