Table of contents

  1. Caroline Nevejan, Frances Brazier
  2. Martijn Warnier, Francien Dechesne, Frances Brazier
  3. Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, Neelke Doorn, Ibo van de Poel
  4. Neelke Doorn, Sven Ove Hansson
  5. Renee Wever, Joost Vogtländer
  6. Joris Hulstijn, Brigitte Burgemeestre
  7. Wim Ravesteijn, Otto Kroesen
  8. Aad Correljé, John Groenewegen, Rolf Künneke, Daniel Scholten
  9. Alina Huldtgren

About this book


This handbook enumerates every aspect of incorporating moral and societal values into technology design, reflects the fact that the latter has moved on from strict functionality to become sensitive to moral and social values such as sustainability and accountability. Aimed at a broad readership that includes ethicists, policy makers and designers themselves, it proffers a detailed survey of how technological, and institutional, design must now reflect awareness of ethical factors such as sustainability, human well-being, privacy, democracy and justice, inclusivity, trust, accountability, and responsibility (both social and environmental). Edited by a trio of highly experienced academic philosophers with a specialized interest in the ethical dimensions of technology and human creativity, this syncretic handbook collates an array of published material and offers a studied, practical introduction to the field. The volume addresses myriad aspects at the intersection of technology design and ethics, enabling designers to adopt a constructive approach in anticipating, preventing, and resolving societal and ethical issues affecting their work. It covers underlying theory; discrete values such as democracy, human well-being, sustainability and justice; and application domains themselves, which include architecture, bio- and nanotechnology, and military hardware. As the first exhaustive survey of a field whose importance is characterized by almost exponential growth, it represents a compelling addition to a formerly atomized literature. ​

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeroen van den Hoven
    • 1
  • Pieter E. Vermaas
    • 2
  • Ibo van de Poel
    • 3
  1. 1.Philosophy SectionDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of Technology Dept. PhilosophyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Philosophy Sch. of Techn. Policy & ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6994-6