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.
|Title of host publication||The moral status of technical artefacts|
|Editors||Peter Kroes, Peter-Paul Verbeek|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Philosophy of engineering and technology|
Kroes, P., & Verbeek, P. P. C. C. (2014). Introduction: The moral status of technical artefacts. In P. Kroes, & P-P. Verbeek (Eds.), The moral status of technical artefacts (pp. 1-9). (Philosophy of engineering and technology; No. 17). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7914-3_1