To prepare for this discussion, please read carefully page 121 thru 132 of Winston, M. E., & Edelbach, R. D. (2009) Society, Ethics, and Technology. (Fourth Edition) Wadsworth: Cengage
First, identify what you consider the most important (select an object) or interesting (or controversial, or wrong-headed) concept, assertion, argument, or conclusion in
Next, for the item you selected, please post a well-organized message that addresses all the following questions about the item’s context within
Jonas's text, your evaluation of Jonas's discussion of the item, and your reflective conclusions about the item’s significance.
IDENTIFICATION OF CONTEXT:
* What is the item that you selected?
* What is the context of Jonas's discussion of this item -- what purposes was Jonas's discussion of it supposed to achieve?
* What are the crucial passages in the text where Jonas discusses your item with the most clarity or depth? Please quote short passages and
crucial parts of longer passages.
* What are the most important claims that Jonas makes about your item?
* How clear is Jonas's discussions of your item?
* Are there important questions that Jonas fails to address or addresses poorly? What else would Jonas have to explain to make his discussion
of your item crystal-clear?
* Does Jonas's discussion of your item allow him to reach the goal or purpose you have identified? If so, what are the most effective things he does
to achieve his purpose? If not, what are the most significant weaknesses in Jonas's discussion?
* Does Jonas's discussion of your item lead to important conclusions, questions, or calls to action?
* Are there any interesting or important connections between Jonas's discussion of your item relate to ideas in Barbour, Dyson, or Johnson and
Powers or in texts we have studied earlier in the term?
* Does Jonas's discussion of your item have any practical significance for your life or for your relationship to or use of technology?