Exploring dilemmas: Ethics, social values and e-Society
All agents for change come with a baggage - and there is now an uneasy balance between technological imperatives and opportunities on the one hand, and social and ethical values on the other. It is up to all stakeholders in society to accept the responsibility of ensuring that this e-world is informed by a range of perspectives and societal values. In particular we need to find a balance between technology shaping social events and vice-versa. Any knowledge society should be giving its citizens a sophisticated digital literacy that enables them to understand the e-world. A knowledge society would include a critical understanding of both the dilemmas that societies and individuals now face in this new e-world, and the different ways in which they might seek to address them. This < Dilemmas > project is rooted in the epistemologies of the social sciences and aims to help expose the multiplicity of perspectives and routes towards understanding issues associated with societal values in an e-world.