By Shannon Vallor
Emerging applied sciences are reshaping our behavior, practices, associations, cultures and environments in more and more quick, advanced and unpredictable ways in which create profound dangers and possibilities for human flourishing on an international scale. How can our destiny be secure in such difficult and unsure stipulations? How do we most likely increase the possibilities that the human kinfolk won't simply reside, yet reside good, into the twenty first century and beyond?
This booklet locates a key to that destiny within the far away earlier: particularly, within the philosophical traditions of advantage ethics built by means of classical thinkers from Aristotle and Confucius to the Buddha. each one built a manner of looking the great existence that equips people with the ethical and highbrow personality to flourish even within the so much unpredictable, complicated and risky situations--precisely the place we discover ourselves today.
Through an exam of the numerous dangers and possibilities provided via swiftly altering technosocial stipulations, Vallor makes the case that if we're to have any genuine wish of securing a destiny worthy short of, then we are going to want greater than simply greater applied sciences. we'll additionally want larger humans.
Technology and the Virtues develops a realistic framework for looking that aim via the planned cultivation of technomoral virtues: particular talents and strengths of personality, tailored to the original demanding situations of twenty first century lifestyles, that supply the human relations our greatest probability of studying to reside correctly and good with rising technologies.
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