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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.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Perspectives on Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Apr 2022|
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ESDiT: Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT)
Müller, V. C., Löhr, G., van der Puil, R., Sullivan, E., Spahn, A., Frank, L. E., Bombaerts, G., Nickel, P. J., O'Neill, E., Royakkers, L. M. M., IJsselsteijn, W. A., Hummel, P., Dennis, M. J. & IJsselsteijn, W. A.
1/01/19 → 31/12/23
Project: Research direct