Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jeroen van den Hoven, Pieter E. Vermaas, Ibo van de Poel
    Pages 1-7
  3. Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Maja van der Velden, Christina Mörtberg
      Pages 41-66
    3. Armin Grunwald
      Pages 67-86
  4. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Ibo van de Poel
      Pages 89-116
    3. Pieter E. Vermaas, Paul Hekkert, Noëmi Manders-Huits, Nynke Tromp
      Pages 179-201
    4. Pieter M. A. Desmet, Sabine Roeser
      Pages 203-219
    5. Ilse Oosterlaken
      Pages 221-250
    6. A. Spahn
      Pages 251-266
    7. Sjoerd D. Zwart
      Pages 267-299
  5. Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Joris Hulstijn, Brigitte Burgemeestre
      Pages 303-333
    3. Auke Pols, Andreas Spahn
      Pages 335-363
    4. Philip Brey
      Pages 365-382
    5. Simeon Keates
      Pages 383-402

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. ​


Design for values Design methods for values Design of policies Ethics of Engineering Ethics of technology Technology Assessment Value Sensitive Design Values of Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeroen van den Hoven
    • 1
  • Pieter E. Vermaas
    • 2
  • Ibo van de Poel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Ethics and Philosophy of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Ethics and Philosophy of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Ethics and Philosophy of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6969-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6970-0
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