Morality, Ethics, and the Future James H. Burtness. J-'oreword—. -. Moral.
Behavior. and. Christian. Faith: Disjunctions. 1 . Behaving. and. Believing. And
they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love. Yes, they'll know we are ...
Author: James H. Burtness
Publisher: Fortress Press
Brings people with serious moral disagreements into constructive conversation.
By taking a religiously and spiritually literature approach, this volume gets the heart of several emerging ethical issues crucial to both human identity and personhood beyond the human as technology advances in the areas of human ...
Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Vernon Press
By taking a religiously and spiritually literature approach, this volume gets the heart of several emerging ethical issues crucial to both human identity and personhood beyond the human as technology advances in the areas of human enhancement and artificial intelligence (AI). Several significant questions are addressed by the contributors, such as: How far should we go in improving our biological selves? How long should we aspire to live? What are fair and just human enhancements? When will AIs become people? What does AI spirituality consist of? Can AIs do more than project humour and emotions? What are the religious undertones of these high technology quests for better AI and improved human existence? Established and emerging voices explore these questions, and more, in Spiritualities, ethics, and implications of human enhancement and artificial intelligence. This volume will be of interest to university students and researchers absorbed by issues surrounding spiritualities, human enhancement, and artificial intelligence; while also providing points for reflection for the wider public as these topics become increasingly important to our common future.
consequences—good or bad—do not make an action ethical; only following the
rules makes conduct moral. In this view, some things are ... So are Isaiah's and
Micah's visions of the future (Isa 11:6–9; Mic 4:1–13). In the New Testament, Mark
Author: Roy H. May
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Saint Paul declares, Live by the Spirit (Gal 5:6). This means our way of living ought to be guided by the Holy Spirit. Through a series of theoretical reflections, questions, and directed activities, this activity book will help you understand the relationship between spirituality and ethics, provide you some theoretical tools and practices for doing ethics and living spiritually, and encourage you to clarify your own manner of approaching ethical questions, founding moral values, and theological positions that undergird ethics and spirituality. Your moral imagination will be stimulated. Have fun!
MORAL REASONING IN BIOETHICS AND POSTERITY In the context of
normative ethics, two main theories in moral ... its consequences and the end to
which it aims, deontological argumentation maintains that actions are inherently
right or ...
Author: Emmanuel Agius
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In contemporary ethical discussion widespread concern about the potential risks of genetic engineering is raising new and fundamental questions about our responsibilities towards unborn generations. Newly acquired knowledge in genetic engineering techniques has brought about not only potential benefits but also immense risks for the well-being of both present and future generations. This book raises a number of ethical issues concerning the impact of genetic engineering on generations yet to be born. The four topical areas that constitute the focus of the volume, namely (1) from laboratory to germ-line therapy, (2) the concept of human nature: theological and secular perspectives, (3) genetic intervention and the common heritage view, and (4) social responsibilities of geneticists towards future generations, raise intriguing ethical and legal questions, as well as important policy issues. As much as any set of issues, they reflect the hopes and fears, prejudices and uncertainties that people associate with germ-line intervention and the future of human kind.
In addition, the book explores the future of technology in such areas as human rights, overpopulation, biotechnology, information technology, climate change, and the environment.
Author: Morton Winston
Publisher: Cengage Learning
From today's headlines to your textbook, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY, Fifth Edition, explores the cutting edge of technological innovation and how these advances represent profound moral dilemmas for society as a whole. You will build a strong foundation in theory and applied ethics as you are challenged to examine critically the social effects of technology in your daily life. This timely anthology, filled with cutting-edge work from prominent scholars and thinkers, focuses on current technological issues and ethical debates. Insightful introductions and focus questions before each piece help put readings in context and to establish frameworks for ethical decision-making. The readings examine the consequences of technological change from a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives. Special coverage of the history of technology focuses on ground-breaking developments, as well as the technological underpinnings of contemporary globalization. New articles examine the impact of contemporary technological advances, such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and social media. In addition, the book explores the future of technology in such areas as human rights, overpopulation, biotechnology, information technology, climate change, and the environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In Energy and the Future, D. Maclean and P.G. Brown, eds. Rowan and ... The
Biological Consequences of Climate Changes: An Ecological and Economic
Assessment. In Greenhouse ... Bennett, J. 1981. Morality and Consequences. In
Author: J. Lemons
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Of all the books written about the problems of sustainable development and environmental protection, Sustainable Development: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy is one of the first to examine the role of science, economics and law, and ethics as generally applied to decision making on sustainable development, particularly in respect to the recommendations contained in Agenda 21. Specifically, the book examines the role, capabilities, and certain strengths and weaknesses of these disciplines and their ethical implications in the context of sustainable development problems. Such an analysis is necessary to determine whether sustainable development problems create important new challenges and problems for government so that, where appropriate, new tools or approaches may be designed to overcome limitations or take advantage of the strengths of current scientific, economic and legal capabilities. Audience: Environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or in the private consultancy sector. Also suitable as an upper level text or reference.
Release on 2014-03-20 | by Prof Dr Holger Burckhart
Moral. Enhancement. John-stewart Gordon introduction hans Jonas' book The
Imperative ofResponsibility (1979) is a true classic, ... to literature on the great
dangers of technological development and its negative impact on modern
civilization. without any doubt, it is still ... to his approach to 'the ethics of the future
' is certainly his rather 'archaic' and most eloquent but complex language which
reminds the ...
Author: Prof Dr Holger Burckhart
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
The philosophy of Hans Jonas was widely influential in the late twentieth century, warning of the potential dangers of technological progress and its negative effect on humanity and nature. Jonas advocated greater moral responsibility and taking this as a starting point, leading international scholars and experts on his work suggest original and promising solutions to current ethical issues within the context of his philosophy. The book considers the vital intersection between law and global ethics and covers issues related to technology and ethics, medical ethics, religion and environmental ethics.
In fact, Hampshire is an advocate of an ethical reflection and moral practice open
to the future and open to the world. Hampshire, in consequence, relates action to
thought and intention (thought being an expression of intention) in a holistic ...
Author: Victor Segesvary
Publisher: University Press of America
Inter-Civilization Relations and the Destiny of the West examines in scholarly detail, historical and philosophical background to the current turning-point of history. Segesvary brings together hermeneutics and history, and, philosophy and politics in a thought-provoking synthesis which will interest politicians, diplomats and economic development specialists.
... the moral relevance of Vedic antiquity : the principle of historical proportionality
in Vedic reasoning from consequences of ... precise are linguistic and conceptual
tools for expressing what " provincially ” fixates on the present and the future .
Author: Roderick Hindery
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Category: Social Science
The exploratory volume in the new field of comparative ethics serves the diverse goals of groups variously interested in International law and morality, in comparative religious ethical ideals, or simply in cross-cultural literature and drama. The author draws moral ideals from primary Hindu sources--popular and formal, literary and spiritual. The same method is applied for Buddhist moral texts. Introducing method in comparative ethics with a synopsis of Hindu mystical tradition, the author diiscusses in detail ethics in the Rgveda, Upaniisads, Laws of Manu, Ramayana, Gita, other popular classics, poetry, drama, philosophers, and reformers. After summarizing pluralism in Hindu ethiics, the author sketches ethical thought in Mahayana Buddhiist texts. The book contains elaborate notes, two appendices, critical textual matter, a diagram of topical parallels, a bibliography, and an index.