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Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society

Futures, Visions, and Responsibility

An Ethics of Innovation

Authors: Sand, Martin

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  • A virtue ethics of innovation

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Martin Sand explores the problems of responsibility at the early, visionary stages of technological development. He discusses the increasingly dominant concept of innovation and outlines how narratives about the future are currently used to facilitate technological change, to foster networks, and to raise public awareness for innovations. This set of activities is under increasing scrutiny as a form of “visioneering”. The author discusses intentionality and freedom as important, albeit fuzzy, preconditions for being responsible. He distinguishes being from holding responsible and explores this distinction’s effects on the problem of moral luck. Finally, he develops a virtue ethical framework to discuss visioneers’ and innovators’ responsibilities.​

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Martin Sand completed his PhD at the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Armin Grunwald and Prof. Ibo van de Poel (TU Delft).​

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-22683-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Futures, Visions, and Responsibility
Book Subtitle
An Ethics of Innovation
Authors
Series Title
Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society
Copyright
2018
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-22684-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-22684-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-22683-1
Series ISSN
2524-3764
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 306
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
Topics