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Tetsugaku Companions to Japanese Philosophy

Tetsugaku Companion to Japanese Ethics and Technology

Editors: Lennerfors, Thomas Taro, Murata, Kiyoshi (Eds.)

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  • Is the first to explicitly present and discuss the relevance of Japanese ethics of technology
  • Is timely and topical in view of the Fukushima disaster and its impact
  • Includes a discussion of the reception of Japanese ethics of technology in the West
  • Brings together Japanese and non-Japanese scholars
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This book explores the relevance of Japanese ethics for the field of ethics of technology. It covers the theories of Japanese ethicists such as Nishida Kitarō, Watsuji Tetsurō, Imamichi Tomonobu, Yuasa Yasuo, as well as more contemporary ethicists, and explores their relevance for the analysis of energy technologies, ICT, robots, and geoengineering. It features contributions from Japanese scholars, and international scholars who have applied Japanese ethics to problems in the global condition.
 
Technological development is considered to cause new ethical issues, such as genetically modified organisms fostering monocultures, nanotechnologies causing issues of privacy, as well as health and environmental issues, robotics raising issues about the meaning of humanity, and the risks of nuclear power, as witnessed in the Fukushima disaster. At the same time, technology embodies a hope for mankind, such as ICT improving relationships between human beings and nature, and smart systems assisting humans in leading a more ethical and environmentally friendly life. This book explores these ethical issues and their impact from a Japanese perspective.

About the authors

Thomas Taro Lennerfors (Ph.D., Docent) is an associate professor at Uppsala University, Sweden, and a visiting researcher at Meiji University, Japan. His work concerns ethics, philosophy, business and technology. Apart from monographs and book chapters, he has published papers for example in Futures, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Information, Communication, and Ethics in Society, Business Ethics: A European Review, Business and Society, Harvard Business Review, and Business History Review.
 
Kiyoshi Murata is Director of the Centre for Business Information Ethics and Professor of MIS at the School of Commerce, Meiji University. His research interest is in information ethics including privacy, surveillance, ICT professionalism and gender issues. Kiyoshi is International Research Associate at the Centre for Computing and  Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, and President of the Japan Society for Information and Management. He has published his papers in scholarly journals including Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, AI and Society, International Review of Information Ethics, and Journal of Business Ethics.



Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Japanese Philosophy and Ethics of Technology

    Pages 1-20

    LENNERFORS, Thomas Taro (et al.)

  • Technology, Artificiality, and Human Beings in the Later Nishida Philosophy

    Pages 23-40

    SHIRAI, Masato

  • A Moral Ground for Technology: Heidegger, Postphenomenology, and Watsuji

    Pages 41-57

    INUTSUKA, Yū

  • Watsuji’s Ethics of Technology in the Container Age

    Pages 59-74

    LENNERFORS, Thomas Taro

  • Minakata Kumagusu – Ethical Implications of the Great Naturalist’s Thought for Addressing Problems Embedded in Modern Science

    Pages 75-105

    SATO, Maki

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-59027-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59025-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tetsugaku Companion to Japanese Ethics and Technology
Editors
  • Thomas Taro Lennerfors
  • Kiyoshi Murata
Series Title
Tetsugaku Companions to Japanese Philosophy
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59027-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59027-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59025-7
Series ISSN
2662-2181
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 243
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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