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Technology and the virtues

Shannon Vallor

Technology and the virtues

a philosophical guide to a future worth wanting

by Shannon Vallor

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  • 19 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Technology,
  • Virtues

  • About the Edition

    The 21st century offers a dizzying array of new technological developments: robots smart enough to take white collar jobs, social media tools that manage our most important relationships, ordinary objects that track, record, analyze and share every detail of our daily lives, and biomedical techniques with the potential to transform and enhance human minds and bodies to an unprecedented degree. Emerging technologies are reshaping our habits, practices, institutions, cultures and environments in increasingly rapid, complex and unpredictable ways that create profound risks and opportunities for human flourishing on a global scale. How can our future be protected in such challenging and uncertain conditions? How can we possibly improve the chances that the human family will not only live, but live well, into the 21st century and beyond? This book locates a key to that future in the distant past: specifically, in the philosophical traditions of virtue ethics developed by classical thinkers from Aristotle and Confucius to the Buddha. Each developed a way of seeking the good life that equips human beings with the moral and intellectual character to flourish even in the most unpredictable, complex and unstable situations--precisely where we find ourselves today. Through an examination of the many risks and opportunities presented by rapidly changing technosocial conditions, Vallor makes the case that if we are to have any real hope of securing a future worth wanting, then we will need more than just better technologies. We will also need better humans. Technology and the Virtues develops a practical framework for seeking that goal by means of the deliberate cultivation of technomoral virtues: specific skills and strengths of character, adapted to the unique challenges of 21st century life, that offer the human family our best chance of learning to live wisely and well with emerging technologies. -- Provided by publisher.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-298) and index.

    StatementShannon Vallor
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ59 .V34 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 309 pages
    Number of Pages309
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26932660M
    ISBN 10019049851X
    ISBN 109780190498511
    LC Control Number2016004301
    OCLC/WorldCa945231167

    Starting with an overview of virtue ethics in the philosophical tradition of the West, beginning with Aristotle, I discuss the contemporary revival of virtue ethics in the West (and its critics). In reviewing virtue ethics’ advantages over other traditional ethical approaches, especially consequentialism (such as utilitarianism) and deontology (such as Kantian ethics), I note that virtue Author: Shannon Vallor.   Technology and the Virtues is a book that manages to simultaneously be fiercely radical and impressively conservative. These terms are not meant here in terms of the way they are generally bandied about in popular political discourse.

    Before he explores these virtues, however, he devotes more than one-third of his short book to “Key Problems in the Contemporary World.” His analysis of these problems, including our failures to adapt wisely to new technology, is excellent and establishes the crying need for the virtues he then explores. Technology and the Virtues develops a practical framework for seeking that goal by means of the deliberate cultivation of technomoral virtues: specific skills and strengths of character, adapted to the unique challenges of 21st century life, that offer the human family our best chance of learning to live wisely and well with emerging.

    Technology and the Virtues is the first analysis of emerging technologies and the role of virtue ethics in an attempt to make us understand the urg ency of immediate moral transformation. It is. AMA. This is an the first chapter of Shannon Vallor's most recent book Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting, who will be doing an AMA here on r/philosophy on Wednesday March 22nd at 1PM EST. If you have questions regarding philosophy of science, philosophy of technology and the ethics of emerging technologies, please join us live on Wednesday or post.


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