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Chapter on "Cyborg Humanity and the Technologies of Human Enhancement"

Mark Coeckelbergh contributed a chapter to the book "Philosophy: Technology" edited by Anthony Beavers (Macmillan Interdisc. Handbooks)

This book addresses the theme of ethics in such technology areas as cyber warfare, designing children, video games and virtual reality, nanotechnology, and technology and the environment. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.

Contents:

Chapter 1: Basic Principles, Concepts, and Ideas in the Philosophy of Technology 1
Lawrence M. Hinman
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
University of San Diego, CA

Chapter 2: Education, Technology, and Social Control 31
Claire Katz
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Texas A&M University, College Station

Chapter 3: Technological Ethics in Context: The Case of Nanotechnology 57
Thomas M. Powers
Associate Professor, Departments of Philosophy and Public Policy & Administration
University of Delaware, Newark

S. Ismat Shah
Professor, Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Physics & Astronomy
University of Delaware, Newark

Chapter 4: God out of the Machine? 83
Charles Melvin Ess
Professor in Media Studies, Department of Media and Communication
University of Oslo, Norway

Chapter 5: Designing Children 113
Lawrence M. Hinman
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
University of San Diego, CA

Chapter 6: Cyborg Humanity and the Technologies of Human Enhancement 141
Mark Coeckelbergh
Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology
Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria

Chapter 7: Cognitive Technology 161

Derek Jones
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
University of Evansville, IN

Chapter 8: Video Games and Virtual Reality 191
Robert F. J. Seddon
Honorary Fellow, Department of Philosophy
Durham University, UK

Chapter 9: Robots, Sex, and Love 217
John P. Sullins
Professor of Philosophy
Sonoma State University, CA

Chapter 10: Robot Warfare 245
Ryan Jenkins
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Chapter 11: Cyberwar and the Just War Tradition 273
John Petrik
Editor, The CyberWire
Baltimore, MD

Chapter 12: Technology, the Environment, and Sustainability 293
Trish Glazebrook
Director, School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
Washington State University, Pullman

Chapter 13: How Technology Is Changing What and How We Eat 321
Lisa Kretz
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
University of Evansville, IN

Picture: Macmillan Interdisc. Handbooks