New Perspectives on Technology, Values, and Ethics

Theoretical and Practical

  • Wenceslao J. Gonzalez

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 315)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. New Perspectives on Technology, Values, and Ethics

  3. Rationality and Responsibility in Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Carl Mitcham
      Pages 63-87
    3. Juan Bautista Bengoetxea
      Pages 89-103
  4. Technology and Risks

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-219

About this book


This book focuses on a key issue today: the role of values in technology, with special emphasis on ethical values. This topic involves the analysis of internal values in technology (as they affect objectives, processes, and outcomes) and the study of external values in technology (social, cultural, economic, ecological, etc.). These values — internal and external — are crucial to the decision making of engineers. In addition, they have increasing relevance for citizens concerned with the present and future state of technology, which gives society a leading position in technological issues. The book follows three main lines of research: 1) new perspectives on technology, values, and ethics; 2) rationality and responsibility in technology; and 3) technology and risks. This volume analyzes the two main sides involved here: the theoretical basis for the role of values in technology and a practical discussion on how to implement them in our society. Thus, the book is of interest for philosophers, engineers, academics of different fields, and policy-makers. The style used lends itself to broad audience.​


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of HumanitiesUniversity of A CoruñaFerrolSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21869-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21870-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7942
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