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By Jozef Keulartz, Michiel Korthals, Maartje Schermer, Tsjalling Swierstra (auth.), Jozef Keulartz, Michiel Korthals, Maartje Schermer, Tsjalling Swierstra (eds.)
Our technological tradition has an incredibly dynamic personality: previous methods of reproducing ourselves, handling nature and maintaining animals are constantly changed by way of new ones; norms and values with appreciate to bodies, foodstuff creation, wellbeing and fitness care and environmental safety are frequently being publish for dialogue. This regularly confronts us with new ethical difficulties and dilemmas. In dialogue with different techniques this e-book argues that pragmatism, with its robust emphasis at the interplay among expertise and values, offers us either procedural aid and stresses the significance of residing and cooperating jointly in tackling those difficulties and dilemmas. the problems during this publication contain the interplay of know-how and ethics, the prestige of pragmatism, the idea that of perform, and discourse ethics and deliberative democracy. It has an interactive layout, with unique contributions alternating with severe reviews. The publication is of curiosity for college kids, students and policymakers within the fields of bioethics, animal ethics, environmental ethics, pragmatist philosophy and technology and know-how studies.
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Thanks to its high level of reliability, the pill created the possibility of separating sexuality from reproduction. This has had far-reaching consequences for sexual behavior and morals. The pill contributed to the liberation of homosexuals and it played a large role in the sexual revolution, because it enabled people to experiment "unpunished" with their sexuality from an early age, with all of the consequences this has had for marriage. The introduction of the pill was also accompanied by a shift in society's perception of reproduction.
Of course it is important that there be such analyses, and the point of such analyses is that they provide tools that can be used to do certain types of work. But what Dewey offers us is something more than simply tools in a toolbox: he offers us a logic of living inquiry. He offers us a new vocabulary for dealing with the problem of justification. By treating propositions that support a belief not as true or false, but as adequate or inadequate, effective or ineffective, relevant or irrelevant to an end-in-view, the pragmatist is shielded from the charge of infinite regress.
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