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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 1247–1249 | Cite as

Sven Ove Hansson (ed.): The Ethics of Technology. Methods and Approaches

London; New York: Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd., 2017, 9781783486588, 31.95£, 263+xiii pp.
  • Diana Adela MartinEmail author
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The book The Ethics of Technology. Methods and Approaches edited by Sven Ove Hansson provides an overview of different approaches, methods and tools for grasping the wide field of the ethics of technology. It is described to be targeted at graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in the ethics of technology. Given that ethics is a required learning outcome only in a few national systems of accreditation and its presence in the curricula of engineering and technology oriented programmes is inconsistent and labelled as “patchy” (Barry and Ohland 2012; Colby and Sullivan 2008; Ocone 2013; Monteiro et al. 2016), the weight of introducing students to ethical concerns is born by textbooks and volumes on this topic.

The collection of 15 essays edited by Hansson succeeds in its educational aim. It brings students and novices interested in the ethics of technology an awareness of foundational aspects and the broader goals of the discipline, as well as presenting a diverse range...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technological University DublinDublinIreland

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