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Ethics and Emerging Technologies

  • Ronald L. Sandler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Technology and Ethics

    1. Ronald L. Sandler
      Pages 1-23
  3. General Reflections on Ethics and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Section Overview

  4. Reproductive Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-62
    2. Section Overview

      1. Leon Kass
        Pages 76-89
      2. Inmaculada de Melo-Martin
        Pages 90-103
  5. Biomedical and Therapeutic Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-122
    2. Section Overview

  6. Human Enhancement Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-198
    2. Section Overview

      1. United States President’s Council on Bioethics
        Pages 199-217
      2. Nick Bostrom
        Pages 218-234
      3. Thomas Douglas
        Pages 235-251
      4. Tamara Garcia, Ronald Sandler
        Pages 252-266
  7. Information Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-268
    2. Section Overview

  8. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-348
    2. Section Overview

      1. Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, George Bekey
        Pages 349-362
      2. Ray Kurzweil
        Pages 393-406
  9. Environment and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-408
    2. Section Overview

  10. Agricultural Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-472
    2. Section Overview

      1. Gary Comstock
        Pages 473-485
      2. Vandana Shiva
        Pages 486-500
      3. Robert Streiffer, John Basl
        Pages 501-515
      4. Paul Thompson
        Pages 516-530
  11. Synthetic Genomics and Artificial Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-532
    2. Section Overview

      1. Michele Garfinkle, Lori Knowles
        Pages 533-547
      2. Mark A. Bedau, Mark Triant
        Pages 562-574
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 575-583

About this book

Introduction

First and only undergraduate textbook that addresses the social and ethical issues associated with a wide array of emerging technologies, including genetic modification, human enhancement, geoengineering, robotics, virtual reality, artificial meat, neurotechnologies, information technologies, nanotechnology, sex selection, and more.

Keywords

ethics law morality philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald L. Sandler
    • 1
  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

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