Creative creatures: values and ethical issues in theology, science, and technology
Ulf Görman, Willem B. Drees, Hubert Meisinger, European Society for the Study of Science and Theology
T & T Clark International, Dec 30, 2005 - Religion - 191 pages
This is the third volume published in association with ESSSAT in the "Issues in Science and Theology" series. This volume focuses on two topics that have so far received little attention in the growing field of science and theology, i.e. ethical matters and issues raised by the technological applications of scientific knowledge. The book's main themes are: Technology's impact on our worldview Morality, nature, and culture Morality in a technological society The book is a selection of contributions to the ESSSAT conference in Nijmegen on "Values and Ethical Issues in Theology, Science and Technology". The essays have been selected on the basis of quality and revised in order to create a comprehensive and carefully focused volume.
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Introduction technological and moral creatures
ICT and the character of finitude
Technology and the changing notion of nature
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