Designing in Ethics

Door: Jeroen van den Hoven, Seumas Miller, Thomas Pogge (2019)

“Many of our interactions in the twenty-first century – both good and bad – take place by means of institutions, technology, and artefacts. 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 this book 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.”