Global Changes

Ethics, Politics and Environment in the Contemporary Technological World

  • Luca Valera
  • Juan Carlos Castilla

Part of the Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Luca Valera, Juan Carlos Castilla
    Pages 1-5
  3. What’s New About Global Changes? Rethinking Technology, Environment, and Society. An Overview

  4. Contemporary Challenges. Why Do We Need “Interdisciplinary Ethics in Practice”?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Stephen M. Gardiner
      Pages 69-78
    3. Juan Carlos Castilla-Rho, Cameron Holley, Juan Carlos Castilla
      Pages 89-109
    4. Ronaldo Gomes Alvim, Magda Matos de Oliveira, Hernan Gerardo Castellanos
      Pages 121-130
    5. Lucio Florio
      Pages 131-138
  5. Human Praxis in the Anthropocene. Our Current Situation

About this book


This book offers an authoritative analysis of the challenges that have arisen as a result of modern technologies. It covers several environmental problems, such as climate change, overexploitation of natural resources, loss of natural habitats, pollution and human population growth, and discusses practical scenarios for sustainable human dwelling of our planet.  Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the first part introduces “global changes”, describing how they are happening in reality, and the challenges arising from them. The second part introduces methodological approaches borrowed from various disciplines, such as engineering, management science, philosophy and theology, which can help deal with the contemporary challenges resulting from global changes.

Lastly, the third part discusses some of the themes presented in the light of novel concepts, such as the Anthropocene, and includes interesting proposals and ideas about how human beings could dwell the Earth in this new age. Offering a comprehensive theoretical reflection on the relation between technology, environment and human beings, it also provides a practice-oriented guide for researchers and decision-makers working on a new ethical paradigm of acting in the Anthropocene.


Ethics in the Anthropocene Releasement Ethics of Emerging Technologies Energetic Ethics Ethics of Relation Living in Virtual Environments Ecoethical Perspective 4.0 e-waste Timescale of Trash Anthropogenic Climate Changes Eco-Theology Sustainable forms of Co-inhabitation Sustainable Life Habits Bioethics and Human Ecology Complex Changes in Technological Civilization Multiplicity of Environments

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca Valera
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Castilla
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Bioethics and Department of PhilosophyPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiago de ChileChile
  2. 2.Department of Ecology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, and Center for BioethicsPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiago de ChileChile

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