Moral Uncertainty in Technomoral Change: Bridging the Explanatory Gap

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
This paper explores the role of moral uncertainty in explaining the morally disruptive character of new technologies. We argue that existing accounts of technomoral change do not fully explain its disruptiveness. This explanatory gap can be bridged by examining the epistemic dimensions of technomoral change, focusing on moral uncertainty and inquiry. To develop this account, we examine three historical cases: the introduction of the early pregnancy test, the contraception pill, and brain death. The resulting account highlights what we call “differential disruption” and provides a resource for fields such as technology assessment, ethics of technology, and responsible innovation.
Categories
PhilPapers/Archive ID
NICMUI-2
Upload history
Archival date: 2020-11-05
View other versions
Added to PP index
2020-11-05

Total views
181 ( #34,556 of 65,772 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
68 ( #11,263 of 65,772 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.