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Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of an Ethics for the Technological Age

Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of an Ethics for the Technological Age
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226405964
  • ISBN: 0226405966
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

AUTHOR

Jonas, Hans

SUMMARY

Hans Jonas here rethinks the foundations of ethics in light of the awesome transformations wrought by modern technology: the threat of nuclear war, ecological ravage, genetic engineering, and the like. Though informed by a deep reverence for human life, Jonas's ethics is grounded not in religion but in metaphysics, in a secular doctrine that makes explicit man's duties toward himself, his posterity, and the environment. Jonas offers an assessment of practical goals under present circumstances, ending with a critique of modern utopianism.Jonas, Hans is the author of 'Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of an Ethics for the Technological Age', published 1985 under ISBN 9780226405964 and ISBN 0226405966.

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