Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design

Sources, Theory, Values and Application Domains

  • Jeroen van den Hoven
  • Pieter E. Vermaas
  • Ibo van de Poel
Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jeroen van den Hoven, Pieter E. Vermaas, Ibo van de Poel
    Pages 1-7
  3. Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Maja van der Velden, Christina Mörtberg
      Pages 41-66
    3. Armin Grunwald
      Pages 67-86
  4. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Ibo van de Poel
      Pages 89-116
    3. Pieter E. Vermaas, Paul Hekkert, Noëmi Manders-Huits, Nynke Tromp
      Pages 179-201
    4. Pieter M. A. Desmet, Sabine Roeser
      Pages 203-219
    5. Ilse Oosterlaken
      Pages 221-250
    6. A. Spahn
      Pages 251-266
    7. Sjoerd D. Zwart
      Pages 267-299
  5. Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Joris Hulstijn, Brigitte Burgemeestre
      Pages 303-333
    3. Auke Pols, Andreas Spahn
      Pages 335-363
    4. Philip Brey
      Pages 365-382
    5. Simeon Keates
      Pages 383-402
    6. Caroline Nevejan, Frances Brazier
      Pages 403-430
    7. Martijn Warnier, Francien Dechesne, Frances Brazier
      Pages 431-445
    8. Karen Yeung
      Pages 447-472
    9. Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, Neelke Doorn, Ibo van de Poel
      Pages 473-490
    10. Neelke Doorn, Sven Ove Hansson
      Pages 491-511
    11. Renee Wever, Joost Vogtländer
      Pages 513-549
    12. Philip J. Nickel
      Pages 551-567
  6. Domains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 569-569
    2. Henk van den Belt
      Pages 571-588
    3. Lara Schrijver
      Pages 589-611
    4. Aad Correljé, John Groenewegen, Rolf Künneke, Daniel Scholten
      Pages 639-666
    5. Ibo van de Poel
      Pages 667-690
    6. Gert Jan van der Wilt, Rob Reuzel, John Grin
      Pages 717-738
    7. Alina Huldtgren
      Pages 739-767
    8. Seumas Miller
      Pages 769-781
    9. Urjan Jacobs, Marc de Vries
      Pages 783-804
    10. Behnam Taebi, Jan Leen Kloosterman
      Pages 805-829
    11. Huib Aldewereld, Virginia Dignum, Yao-hua Tan
      Pages 831-845
    12. Wim Ravesteijn, Otto Kroesen
      Pages 847-867
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 869-871

About this book


This handbook enumerates every aspect of incorporating moral and societal values into technology design, reflects the fact that the latter has moved on from strict functionality to become sensitive to moral and social values such as sustainability and accountability. Aimed at a broad readership that includes ethicists, policy makers and designers themselves, it proffers a detailed survey of how technological, and institutional, design must now reflect awareness of ethical factors such as sustainability, human well-being, privacy, democracy and justice, inclusivity, trust, accountability, and responsibility (both social and environmental). Edited by a trio of highly experienced academic philosophers with a specialized interest in the ethical dimensions of technology and human creativity, this syncretic handbook collates an array of published material and offers a studied, practical introduction to the field. The volume addresses myriad aspects at the intersection of technology design and ethics, enabling designers to adopt a constructive approach in anticipating, preventing, and resolving societal and ethical issues affecting their work. It covers underlying theory; discrete values such as democracy, human well-being, sustainability and justice; and application domains themselves, which include architecture, bio- and nanotechnology, and military hardware. As the first exhaustive survey of a field whose importance is characterized by almost exponential growth, it represents a compelling addition to a formerly atomized literature. ​


Design for values Design methods for values Design of policies Ethics of Engineering Ethics of technology Technology Assessment Value Sensitive Design Values of Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeroen van den Hoven
    • 1
  • Pieter E. Vermaas
    • 2
  • Ibo van de Poel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Ethics and Philosophy of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Ethics and Philosophy of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Ethics and Philosophy of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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