This anthology presents a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives on technological change and its social consequences, stressing the manner in which technological innovation creates new ethical problems for human civilization.
A reader for an undergraduate course which fosters an understanding of the role that science and technology play in shaping modern society and provides students with a method for evaluating the benefits and risks associated with technological change. Selections in Part I convey general perspectives on historical, social, and philosophical aspects of technology, while those in Part II deal with several issues in specific fields. Selections are accompanied by brief introductions and focus questions. Lacks a subject index. Winston and Edelbach are affiliated with The College of New Jersey. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)