Lec 4 - University of California, Berkeley Engineering 124...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Engineering 124 Lecture 4 Jan 30, 2007 Moses 1500s BC o Ten Commandments Thou shalt not murder Does not mean you cannot kill o Self-defense Thou shalt not commit adultery Thou shalt not steal Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth You can not bare a false witness The moral Esperanto of the World. Before you can build ethical order, you must accept these commandments What’s the basis of all of this? What is the Axial Age based on? It’s all revelation, no proof, no logic Compassion, Wisdom, and Justice o Human beings are made in the image of God To honor God, you must honor other human beings Our humanness say we must treated each other equally Yet we forget this, “you see it the newspaper everyday” – prof Ethics Culture The concern is of what is “good” Culture, Situations o Socrates (469-399 BC)
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