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Pervasion of what?
Are the robots coming? Is the singularity near? Will we be dominated by technology? The usual response to ethical issues raised by pervasive and ubiquitous technologies assumes a philosophical anthropology centered on ...
Human being @ risk: Enhancement, technology, and the evaluation of vulnerability transformations
Whereas standard approaches to risk and vulnerability presuppose a strict separation between humans and their world, this book develops an existential-phenomenological approach according to which we are always already ...
Drones, information technology, and distance: Mapping the moral epistemology of remote fighting
Ethical reflection on drone fighting suggests that this practice does not only create physical distance, but also moral distance: far removed from one’s opponent, it becomes easier to kill. This paper discusses this thesis, ...
Too close to kill, too far to talk: Interpretation and narrative in drone fighting and surveillance in public places
(Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013)
Like other teletechnological practices, drone fighting as remote fighting gives rise to a paradox with regard to the relation between ethics and distance: on the one hand, it bridges physical distance in the sense that it ...
E-care as craftsmanship: Virtuous work, skilled engagement, and information technology in health care
Contemporary health care relies on electronic devices. These technologies are not ethically neutral but change the practice of care. In light of Sennett’s work and that of other thinkers (Dewey, Dreyfus, Borgmann) one worry ...