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Title: The Constitutional Effect of the Ethics of Emerging Technologies
Authors: Laurent, Brice
Keywords: constitutional arrangementsdemocracyemerging technologiesFoucault
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Brice Laurent, "The Constitutional Effect of the Ethics of Emerging Technologies", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XV (2013) 1, pp. 251-271.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XV (2013) 1
This paper discusses the ethics of emerging technologies by locating the political effects of its problematization. Building on Michel Foucault’s analysis of the problematization of moral behaviors as a problem about the self, it identifies a problem about the stability of the democratic collective within contemporary problematizations of the ethics of science and technology. Defining the problem of ethics is also exploring the modalities of public expertise, the modes of democratic deliberation and the definitions of material entities. Accordingly, ethics is situated particular constitutional arrangements, which constrain the ways in which ethical issues related to emerging technologies are identified. The American and European examples of nanotechnology programs illustrate the constitu-tional effects of the ethics of emerging technologies, and the controversies they foster.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2013) XV/1

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