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Values for a Post-Pandemic Future

  • This OA book explores ethically designed technologies after COVID-19

  • Shows how resilience can be bolstered by ethical approaches to technology

  • Assembles experts on ethics and technology following the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Shows comprehensive engineering integrating designs of data-driven COVID-technologies with socio-technical systems

Part of the book series: Philosophy of Engineering and Technology (POET, volume 40)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Values for a Post-Pandemic Future

    • Matthew J. Dennis, Georgy Ishmaev, Steven Umbrello, Jeroen van den Hoven
    Pages 1-19Open Access
  3. Learning from COVID-19

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21
    2. COVID-19 and Changing Values

      • Ibo van de Poel, Tristan de Wildt, Dyami van Kooten Pássaro
      Pages 23-58Open Access
    3. Contact Tracing Apps for the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Responsible Innovation Perspective

      • George Ogoh, Simisola Akintoye, Damian Okaibedi Eke, Tonii Leach, Paschal Ochang, Adebowale Owoseni et al.
      Pages 75-95Open Access
    4. Uncertainty, Vaccination, and the Duties of Liberal States

      • Pei-Hua Huang
      Pages 97-110Open Access
    5. Conspiracism as a Litmus Test for Responsible Innovation

      • Eugen Octav Popa, Vincent Blok
      Pages 111-128Open Access
  4. Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Future

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145
    2. Offsetting Present Risks, Preempting Future Harms, and the Ethics of a ‘New Normal’

      • Sven Nyholm, Kritika Maheshwari
      Pages 147-162Open Access
    3. How to Balance Individual and Collective Values After COVID-19? Ethical Reflections on Crowd Management at Dutch Train Stations

      • Andrej Dameski, Andreas Spahn, Caspar A. S. Pouw, Alessandro Corbetta, Federico Toschi, Gunter Bombaerts
      Pages 215-232Open Access
    4. Rhetorics of Resilience and Extended Crises: Reasoning in the Moral Situation of Our Post-Pandemic World

      • Samantha Copeland, Jose C. Cañizares-Gaztelu
      Pages 233-250Open Access

About this book

This open access book shows how value sensitive design (VSD), responsible innovation, and comprehensive engineering can guide the rapid development of technological responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Responding to the ethical challenges of data-driven technologies and other tools requires thinking about values in the context of a pandemic as well as in a post-COVID world. Instilling values must be prioritized from the beginning, not only in the emergency response to the pandemic, but in how to proceed with new societal precedents materializing, new norms of health surveillance, and new public health requirements.

The contributors with expertise in VSD bridge the gap between ethical acceptability and social acceptance. By addressing ethical acceptability and societal acceptance together, VSD guides COVID-technologies in a way that strengthens their ability to fight the virus, and outlines pathways for the resolution of moral dilemmas. This volume provides diachronic reflections on the crisis response to address long-term moral consequences in light of the post-pandemic future. Both contact-tracing apps and immunity passports must work in a multi-system environment, and will be required to succeed alongside institutions, incentive structures, regulatory bodies, and current legislation. This text appeals to students, researchers and importantly, professionals in the field.

Keywords

  • Responsible Innovation
  • Ethics of Technology
  • Value Sensitive Design
  • Post-pandemic recovery
  • Societal resilience
  • covid-19 and ethics
  • new normal and technology
  • pandemics and values
  • risks and pandemics
  • pandemics and ethics
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    Matthew J. Dennis

  • Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

    Georgy Ishmaev, Steven Umbrello, Jeroen van den Hoven

About the editors

Matthew J. Dennis

Matthew J. Dennis is a philosopher of technology, specialising in the ethics of artificial intelligence and persuasive technology. His recent publications focus on how we can live well with emerging technologies (data-driven algorithms, recommender systems, virtual assistants, self-care apps), as well as how our digital well-being is affected by gender, income, and intercultural factors. Recently he has published articles in Journal of Value Inquiry, Philosophy & Technology, Ethics & Information Technology, Science & Engineering Ethics, Journal of Moral Education, and Journal of Social Epistemology. His article, 'Towards a Theory of Digital Well-Being', won the TU/e Postdoctoral Article Prize (2021). He is the co-editor of two topical collections of Ethics and Information Technology (on COVID-19 technologies and on the ethics of algorithmic hiring). Currently, he is a Research Fellow in Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT) at TU Eindhoven (2021–2024) with visiting positions at the University of Oxford's Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and at University of Amsterdam's Institute for Advanced Studies. Prior to this, he was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at TU Delft (2019–21). 

Georgy Ishmaev 

Georgy Ishmaev is a postdoctoral researcher at Distributed Systems section of  Software Development department of TU Delft. His current areas of research include decentralised systems, data ethics, identity management systems, and privacy.  He is also a co-editor for the topical collection of Ethics and Information Technology journal – "Ethics of Information Technology in the COVID-19 Crisis."

Steven Umbrello

Steven Umbrello currently serves as the Managing Director at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (501c3 non-profit, Boston, MA) and a postdoctoral research fellow at TU Delft. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Technoethics, the Managing Editor of the Journal of Responsible Technology, and the book reviews editor for Prometheus - critical studies in innovation. Currently, his main area of research revolves around Value Sensitive Design (VSD), its philosophical foundation as well as its potential application to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0 

Jeroen van den Hoven

Jeroen van den Hoven is university professor and full professor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology and editor in chief of Ethics and Information Technology. He is currently the scientific director of the Delft Design for Values Institute. He was the founding scientific director of 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (2007-2013). In 2009, he won the World Technology Award for Ethics as well as the IFIP prize for ICT and Society for his work in Ethics and ICT. Jeroen van den Hoven was founder, and until 2016 Programme Chair, of the program of the Dutch Research Council on Responsible Innovation. He published Designing in Ethics (Van den Hoven, Miller & Pogge eds., Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Evil Online (Cocking & Van den Hoven, Blackwell, 2018) He is a permanent member of the European Group on Ethics (EGE) to the European Commission. In 2017 he was knighted in the Order of the Lion of The Netherlands.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Values for a Post-Pandemic Future

  • Editors: Matthew J. Dennis, Georgy Ishmaev, Steven Umbrello, Jeroen van den Hoven

  • Series Title: Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08424-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-08423-2Published: 14 September 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-08426-3Published: 14 September 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-08424-9Published: 13 September 2022

  • Series ISSN: 1879-7202

  • Series E-ISSN: 1879-7210

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 250

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Philosophy of Technology, Ethics of Technology

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-031-08423-2
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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