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By Noretta Koertge

This quantity of contributed essays, a follow-up to Noretta Koertge's profitable e-book at the technology wars, A residence equipped on Sand, takes an asserting, confident view of the connection among the values embodied in technological know-how, and the character of a civil society. It argues that contemporary assaults at the probity of technological know-how undermine the potential for rational discourse within the political arena.

While technological know-how has usually been seen as incorporating highbrow virtues like honesty and precision of language, the participants to this quantity element to extra advantages, interpreting the concept that technology can function a resource of, and proposal for, civic virtues--in the necessity to be well-informed concerning the manner the realm works, in tolerating the viewpoints of others, and in functioning as an absolutely international company devoted to the general public strong. The contributors--who contain philosophers, political scientists, physicists, biologists and engineers--look at examples of clinical virtues in motion and the way they may be used as inspirations and useful assets for making improvements to civic society. the quantity will attract a equally huge viewers drawn to the connection among technological know-how and society.

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