Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

Early engagement and new technologies: Opening up the laboratory

Editors: Doorn, N., Schuurbiers, D., van de Poel, I., Gorman, M.E. (Eds.)

  • First book-length discussion of early engagement with new technologies
  • Comprehensive overview of main approaches in early engagement
  • Attention for underlying theoretical issues like interdisciplinary cooperation (trading zones), normativity, and the relation to tradition of laboratory studies
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About this book

Despite the topic’s urgency and centrality, this is the first edited volume to offer a comprehensive assessment of the varying approaches to early engagement with new technologies, including nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology and ICT. Covering five main approaches to early engagement—constructive technology assessment (CTA), value-sensitive design (VSD), midstream modulation (MM), the network approach for moral evaluation, and political technology assessment—the book will be a pivotal text in the rapidly developing research field of ELSI, which explores the ethical, legal, and social implications of new technologies.

Featuring leading scholars who discuss each early engagement approach in turn, the chapters cover both theory and applications, and include evaluative assessments of specific instances of early adoption of technologies. Further contributions focus on theoretical issues relevant to all approaches, including interdisciplinary cooperation, normativity and intervention, and political and public relevance. The publication has added profile due to the requirement of multi-billion-dollar research programs in the US and Europe to engage in ELSI research alongside that of the technical development itself, even in the early stages. Its comprehensive scrutiny of the core factors in early engagement will ensure a readership of policy makers as well as scientists and engineers.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Mandates and Methods for Early Engagement

    Schuurbiers, Daan (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Technology Assessment and Approaches to Early Engagement

    Grunwald, Armin (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • Constructive Technology Assessment and the Methodology of Insertion

    Rip, Arie (et al.)

    Pages 37-53

  • Value Sensitive Design and Information Systems

    Friedman, Batya (et al.)

    Pages 55-95

  • Socio-technical Integration Research: Collaborative Inquiry at the Midstream of Research and Development

    Fisher, Erik (et al.)

    Pages 97-110

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7844-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7843-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0008-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early engagement and new technologies: Opening up the laboratory
Editors
  • Neelke Doorn
  • Daan Schuurbiers
  • Ibo van de Poel
  • Michael E. Gorman
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7844-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7844-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7843-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0008-3
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 251
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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