Society, Ethics, and Technology, Update Edition

Society, Ethics, and Technology, Update Edition

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From the forefront of news today to your classroom, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY, 4e, UPDATE EDITION: Now with Technology and Ethics in the news and information on Engineering Ethics, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY stresses the latest technological innovations and how these advancements represent new ethical challenges and dilemmas for society as a whole. Winston/Edelbacha€™s timely anthology closely examines technological change and its social consequences from a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives. Your students gain a strong foundation in theoretical and applied ethical matters as they learn how to examine critically the social effects of technology surrounding their daily lives. In addition to highlighting ethical theory, readings assist students in establishing solid decision-making frameworks. Detailed coverage examines the impact of specific, recent technological advances, such as artificial intelligence and surveillance. Special coverage of the history of technology focuses on medieval and twentieth-century developments as well as the technological underpinnings of contemporary globalization. In addition to the history of technology, the book delves into what the future holds in areas such as human rights, information technology, biotechnology, energy, and the environment. Readings in this edition from prominent scholars and leaders focus on the most current issues and debates, while useful introductions and Focus Questions guide student comprehension. Additional readings, drawn from a variety of contemporary social issues, touch on numerous disciplines, from philosophy and sociology to engineering and computer science. This update edition now includes information on engineering ethics as well as summaries of recent news events with discussion and writing questions to help focus studentsa€™ attention on the related ethical issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.A month later, another tree hit a high-voltage transmission line in Italy, leaving 57 million people in the dark.6 ... The share of electricity lost along the way ranges from 4 to 7 percent in industrial countries to more than 50 percent in ... In parts of New Delhi, electric cables are caught in a tangle of hooks and wires as slum dwellers, small factories, ... In India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, wood harvesting by the urban poor has produced a halo of deforestation around cities, towns, and roads.

Title:Society, Ethics, and Technology, Update Edition
Author:Morton Winston, Ralph Edelbach
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-01-03


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