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Technology, Ethics, and Literature

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at several analyses of the ethical challenges of the technological age and the effects of technology in society. It looks at Hans Jonas's award-winning Imperative of Reponsibility ... More


Discounting and the Paradox of the Indefinitely Postponed Splurge

Matthew Rendall

in Climate Justice: Integrating Economics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198813248
eISBN:
9780191851230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813248.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It is sometimes argued in support of discounting future costs and benefits that if we gave the same weight to the future as to the present, we would invest nearly all our income, but never spend it. ... More


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