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Designing in Ethics

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Jeroen van den Hoven, Dennis Thompson, Ibo van de Poel, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Thomas Pogge, Tom Sorell, Seumas Miller, Andrew Alexandra, Theo Toonen, Neelke Doorn, Christian Illies, Nick Ray
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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521119467

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  • Many of our interactions in the twenty-first century - both good and bad - take place by means of institutions, technology, and artefacts. We inhabit a world of implements, instruments, devices, systems, gadgets, and infrastructures. Technology is not only something that we make, but is also something that in many ways makes us. The discipline of ethics must take this constitutive feature of institutions and technology into account; thus, ethics must in turn be embedded in our institutions and technology. The contributors to this book argue that the methodology of 'designing in ethics' - addressing and resolving the issues raised by technology through the use of appropriate technological design - is the way to achieve this integration. They apply their original methodology to a wide range of institutions and technologies, using case studies from the fields of healthcare, media and security. Their volume will be important for philosophical practitioners and theorists alike.

    • Shows how design can contribute to solving ethical issues, and discusses how designing in ethics can and should be done
    • Provides a new approach to practical moral problems, showing how ethics can be more than an abstract discipline
    • Includes case studies which exemplify how ethics can, through design, become more relevant to addressing real-world problems like poverty, privacy, sustainability and corruption
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    'In sum, Designing in Ethics proves to be a solid primer to the history of, and necessity for, a design approach to applied ethics, one that is accessible to both graduate students and seasoned scholars in the field. The use of case studies by all chapter authors makes the applied ethics case for design in itself. The exponential advance in technology development and its increasing harmonization with human society make this collection particularly timely and its endorsement unproblematic.' Steven Umbrello, Prometheus

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521119467
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of contributors
    Introduction Jeroen van den Hoven
    1. The design turn in applied ethics Jeroen van den Hoven
    2. Designing responsibility: the problem of many hands in complex organizations Dennis Thompson
    3. Dealing with moral dilemmas through design Ibo van de Poel
    4. Designing the morality of things: the ethics of behavior-guiding technology Peter-Paul Verbeek
    5. The health impact fund: enhancing justice and efficiency in global health Thomas Pogge
    6. Poverty, exclusion and the design of microfinance institutions Tom Sorell
    7. Designing-in-ethics: a compulsory retirement savings system Seumas Miller
    8. Pacifism: designing a moral defence force Andrew Alexandra
    9. An anti-corruption system for police organizations Seumas Miller
    10. Good governance for the commons: design for legitimacy Theo Toonen and Neelke Doorn
    11. Why architects should design beautiful things Christian Illies and Nick Ray

  • Editors

    Jeroen van den Hoven, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands
    Jeroen van den Hoven is University Professor of Ethics and Technology at Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands. He is editor-in-chief of Ethics and Information Technology and founder of the Dutch Research Council's Program on Responsible Innovation.

    Seumas Miller, Charles Sturt University
    Seumas Miller is Professor of Philosophy at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands and the University of Oxford. His publications include The Moral Foundations of Social Institutions (Cambridge, 2010) and Institutional Corruption (Cambridge, forthcoming).

    Thomas Pogge, Yale University, Connecticut
    Thomas Pogge is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University and Director of the Global Justice Program. He also holds positions at King's College London and the University of Oslo.


    Jeroen van den Hoven, Dennis Thompson, Ibo van de Poel, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Thomas Pogge, Tom Sorell, Seumas Miller, Andrew Alexandra, Theo Toonen, Neelke Doorn, Christian Illies, Nick Ray

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