Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 1645–1652 | Cite as

The Ethics of Technology: Response to Critics

  • Martin PetersonEmail author
Response From The Author


The Ethics of Technology: A Geometric Analysis of Five Moral Principles proposes five moral principles for analyzing ethical issues related to engineering and technology. The objections raised by several authors to the multidimensional scaling technique used in the book reveal a lack of familiarity with this widely used technique.


The ethics of technology Multidimensional scaling Casuistry Moral similarity Conceptual spaces Kristin Shrader-Frechette Gert-Jan Lokhorst 



The author wishes to thank Ed Harris and Glen Miller for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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