Technology, Morality and Social Policy (Studies in Social & Political Theory No. 18)

Technology, Morality and Social Policy (Studies in Social & Political Theory No. 18)

By: Yeager Hudson (author)Hardback

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A collection of papers on political philosophy, this volume is divided into four sections: technology, anxiety and harm; the impact of clinical technology on women; guilt, innocence and responsibility; and perspectives on Machiavelli and on contract theory.


Part 1 Technology, anxiety and harm: fears and questions concerning technology, James P. Cadello; Arendt and Heidegger -placing the thinking of technology, Krzystof L. Helminski; Habermas' concept of the lifeworld - a defence, Austin Harrington; business-inflicted social harm, Edmund F. Byrne; inequality, ecojustice and ecological rationality, Val Plumwood. Part 2 The impact of clinical technology on women: technology in the service of nature? - the case of third party reproductive intervention, Ann Dochen; abortion bypass? a new technology and an old debate, Mary B. Mahowald; state-sponsored abortion in a property rights framework, John Rowan; women and the ideal of community in clinical research - questioning the influence of communitarian ideals, Lisa Echenwiler. Part 3 Guilt, innocence and responsibility: understanding punishment as annulment, Jami L. Anderson; guilt, shame and regret in the world of T.S. Garp -moral taint and a modern novel, Johann A. Klassen; how to be a good bible-believing Jewish or Christian homosexual, Yeager Hudson; Sartre, institutional function, injustice and professional ethics, Thomas B. Spademan. Part 5 Perspectives on Machiavelli and on contract theory: was Machiavelli wiser than Cicero?, Haim Gordon; fighting fire with fire - Machiavelli's passionate political rationality, Waldemar Hanasz; contractarianism in ethics - actual contracts vs. hypothetical contracts, Ronald J. Broad; agreement in social contract theories - Locke vs. Rawls, Simon Cushing.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773484757
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780773484757
  • ISBN10: 0773484752

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