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Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Shannon Vallor

Abstract

This book explores the implications of emerging technologies for the future of the human family, in particular our growing and urgent need for the global cultivation of technomoral virtue—specific qualities of character that humans need in order to live wisely and well with the uncertainty and complexity of a rapidly changing technosocial environment. Part I identifies global challenges for the human family presented by emerging technologies and the rapid cultural and institutional shifts they trigger, presenting the philosophical tradition of virtue ethics as the most promising practical reso ... More

Keywords: emerging technologies, virtue ethics, social media, digital surveillance, robotics, biomedical enhancement, technomoral, technosocial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190498511
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shannon Vallor, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Santa Clara University