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Morality by design : technology's challenge to human values

Author: Wade Rowland
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The eleven short, linked essays in Morality by Design represent a culmination of two decades of research and writing on the topic of moral realism. Wade Rowland first introduces readers to the basic ideas of leading moral thinkers from Plato to Leibniz to Putnam, and then, he explores the subject through today's political, economic, and environmental conundrums. The collection presents a strong argument against  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rowland, Wade.
Morality by design.
Bristol, UK : Intellect Ltd, 2019
(OCoLC)1090185591
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wade Rowland
ISBN: 9781789381252 1789381258
OCLC Number: 1114600227
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 117 pages)
Contents: Front cover --
Half title --
Copyright --
Title --
Contents --
Introduction --
Chapter 1: The idea of science --
Chapter 2: The idea of morality --
Chapter 3: Biology and good --
Chapter 4: The alchemy of capitalism --
Chapter 5: The fabulous free market --
Chapter 6: On a treadmill to happiness --
Chapter 7: The corporate takeover --
Chapter 8: The tragedy of the commons --
Chapter 9: The morality within us --
Chapter 10: Disenchantment --
Chapter 11: The ultimate technology: trans-humanism and post-humanism --
Postscript: Religion and morality --
Index --
Back cover.
Responsibility: by Wade Rowland.

Abstract:

The eleven short, linked essays in Morality by Design represent a culmination of two decades of research and writing on the topic of moral realism. Wade Rowland first introduces readers to the basic ideas of leading moral thinkers from Plato to Leibniz to Putnam, and then, he explores the subject through today's political, economic, and environmental conundrums. The collection presents a strong argument against postmodern moral relativism and the idea that only science can claim a body of reliable fact; challenges currently fashionable notions of the perfectibility of human individuals--and even the human species--through technology; and argues for the validity of common sense. In guiding the reader through Enlightenment-era rationalist thought as it pertained to human nature and the foundations of morality, Rowland provides a coherent, intellectually sound, and intuitively appealing alternative to the nihilistic views popularized by contemporary radical relativism. Morality by Design ultimately seeks to convince readers that there is such a thing as moral fact, and that they do indeed have what it takes to make robust and durable moral judgments. -- Provided by publisher.

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