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Author Magnani, Lorenzo.

Title Morality in a technological world : knowledge as duty / Lorenzo Magnani.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-268) and index.
Contents Respecting people as things: environment -- Treating people as means: cloning -- Hybrid people, hybrid selves: artifacts, consciousness, free will -- Knowledge as duty: cyberprivacy -- Freedom and responsibility: bad faith -- Creating ethics: good reasons and good arguments -- Inferring reasons: practical reasoning, abduction, moral mediators.
Summary The technological advances of contemporary society have outpaced our moral understanding of the problems that they create. How will we deal with profound ecological changes, human cloning, hybrid people, and eroding cyberprivacy, just to name a few issues? In this book, Lorenzo Magnani argues that existing moral constructs often cannot be applied to new technology. He proposes an entirely different ethical approach, one that blends epistemology with cognitive science. The resulting moral strategy promises renewed dignity for overlooked populations, both of today and of the future.
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Subject Technology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Ethics, Modern -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Magnani, Lorenzo. Morality in a technological world. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521877695 0521877695 (DLC) 2006100081 (OCoLC)76961192
ISBN 9780511335549 (electronic bk.)
0511335547 (electronic bk.)
0511334966 (electronic bk.)
9780511334962 (electronic bk.)