Many of our interactions in the twenty-first century – both good and bad – take place by means of institutions, technology, and artifacts. 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 Designing in Ethics 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.
This book, published by Cambridge University Press in December 2017, was edited by Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft University of Technology), Seumas Miller (Delft University of Technology / Charles Sturt University) and Thomas Pogge (Yale University).