Introduction: The moral status of technical artefacts

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In recent decades, discussions about the question of how to morally assess technology and its influence on human beings have taken a new, intriguing twist. Issues about the moral status of technology -in the sense of whether technology itself or its influence on human life may be evaluated as morally good or bad- have a long history. But recently, various proposals have been put forward to ascribe some form of moral agency to technology, more in particular to technical artefacts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe moral status of technical artefacts
EditorsPeter Kroes, Peter-Paul Verbeek
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-04-007-7913-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NamePhilosophy of engineering and technology


  • METIS-300508
  • IR-92449

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