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Tetsugaku Companion to Japanese Ethics and Technology

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This book explores the relevance of Japanese ethics for the field of ethics of technology. It covers the theories of Japanese ethicists such as Nishida Kitaro, Watsuji Tetsuro, Imamichi Tomonobu, Yuasa Yasuo, as well as more contemporary ethicists, and explores their relevance for the analysis of energy technologies, ICT, robots, and geoengineering. The book focuses in particular on the Fukushima disaster and its impact on ethical thought. It features contributions from Japanese scholars, and international scholars who have applied Japanese ethics to problems in the global condition. Technological development is considered to cause new ethical issues, such as genetically modified organisms fostering monocultures, nanotechnologies causing issues of privacy, as well as health and environmental issues, robotics raising issues about the meaning of humanity, and the risks of nuclear power, as witnessed in the Fukushima disaster. At the same time, technology embodies a hope for mankind, such as ICT improving relationships between human beings and nature, and smart systems assisting humans in leading a more ethical and environmentally friendly life. This book explores these ethical issues and their impact from a Japanese perspective.

Author Biography

Thomas Taro Lennerfors (Ph.D., Docent) is an associate professor at Uppsala University, Sweden, and a visiting researcher at Meiji University, Japan. His work concerns ethics, business and technology. Apart from four monographs, and some book chapters, he has published for example in Futures, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Information, Communication, and Ethics in Society, Business Ethics: A European Review, Business and Society, Harvard Business Review, and Business History Review. Kiyoshi Murata is Director of the Centre for Business Information Ethics and Professor of MIS at the School of Commerce, Meiji University. His research interest is in e-business, information quality management, knowledge management and information ethics in business organisations including privacy, surveillance, ICT professionalism and gender issues. He is International Research Associate at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University and serves as the editor in chief of Journal of the Japan Society for Management Information and Journal of Information and Management and an editorial board member of Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.
Release date NZ
December 11th, 2017
Contributors
Edited by Kiyoshi Murata Edited by Thomas Taro Lennerfors
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
XV, 285 p.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
285
ISBN-13
9783319590257
Product ID
26799682

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