Lec 5 - 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 5 Feb 1, 2007 Class Outline Ethics o Impacts Axiological o Farming/Cultural Practices o Hunger o Increased Longevity Factual o Environmental o Climate Change o Decimation of Forest o Historical Perspective Worldviews o Mindset Mechanistic Came around the time of Descartes Rational dualistic “Where our government stands now” - professor Current o Integral o Ecological Systems melting of Antarctic ice can effect us o Aperspectival Seeing that no perspective is better than others o Ethical Theories Situational (concerned about the good) o Aristotle o Practical Wisdom Principle/Rule (concerned about the right thing to do) o Plato – Rules of Form o Kant – Duty o Bentham/Mills – Utility o Locke – Rights o Habermas – Communications action o Rawls – Justice Somethings are good but not right o Polygamy
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course E 124 taught by Professor Kastenberg during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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