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dc.contributor.authorSwierstra, Tsjalling-
dc.identifier.citationTsjalling Swierstra, "Nanotechnology and Technomoral Change", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XV (2013) 1, pp. 200-219.it_IT
dc.description.abstractIf nanotechnology lives up to its revolutionary promises, do we then need a ‘new’ type of ethics to guide this technological development? After distinguishing different senses in which ethics could be ‘new’, I focus on the phenomenon of TechnoMoral Change. Emerging technologies like nanotechnology have the potential to destabilize established moral norms and values. This is relevant because those norms and values are needed to discuss whether technological developments are desirable or not. I argue that to respond adequately to technological changes in our lifeworld we cannot afford moral rigidity but should rather develop ‘moral resilience’. This requires that we stop framing the relation between technology and humans in terms of who governs over whom. Instead, we have to explore how both mutually shape one another. I conceptualize technology’s influence on morality in terms of de- and restabilization, identify several mechanisms of technomoral change, argue that such change usually doesn’t occur on the level of individual norms but on the level of moral constellations, and end with a plea for technomoral learning.it_IT
dc.publisherEUT Edizioni Università di Triesteit_IT
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEtica & Politica / Ethics & Politicsit_IT
dc.relation.ispartofseriesXV (2013) 1it_IT
dc.subjecttechnomoral changeit_IT
dc.subjecthard and soft impactsit_IT
dc.titleNanotechnology and Technomoral Changeit_IT
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