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The Resource Just technology : the quest for cultural, economic, environmental, and technical sustainability, Thomas J. Siller and Gearold Johnson

Just technology : the quest for cultural, economic, environmental, and technical sustainability, Thomas J. Siller and Gearold Johnson

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Just technology : the quest for cultural, economic, environmental, and technical sustainability
Title
Just technology
Title remainder
the quest for cultural, economic, environmental, and technical sustainability
Statement of responsibility
Thomas J. Siller and Gearold Johnson
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
To address the complexity of today's global challenges requires new ways of thinking. The idea that technology is always the best, maybe only, approach worth taking needs to be reconsidered. Sustainable approaches must also draw from non technological areas. To that end, this book introduces the idea of just technology by rephrasing the idea of just war in order to include concepts of sustainability in future engineering design. The book begins by defining justice and relating these definitions to technology. This is followed by illustrating several notions of sustainability and the awareness that needs to be focused on societal challenges due to the finite resources available in the natural world. Four questions are enumerated to be addressed in order to qualify as a just use of technology: (1) Is the harm being inflicted by the problem on the community, the environment, or humanity, in general lasting, serious, and certain? (2) Have all alternative solutions been investigated first, including non-technology-based solutions? Technology is the last choice, not the first! (3) Do we have confidence in the successful implementation of this technological solution? and (4) Is the potential harm from the technological solution potentially worse than the issue being addressed? Have all unintended consequences been considered that could arise from the technological solution? The book ends with a description for implementing these questions into the traditional engineering design process. Examples are included for reflection and help to understand how the design process proceeds
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Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Siller, Thomas J
Dewey number
338.927
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
LC item number
S565 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Johnson, Gearold R.
  • ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Synthesis lectures on sustainable development,
Series volume
#1
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  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable design
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Technology
Target audience
  • adult
  • specialized
Label
Just technology : the quest for cultural, economic, environmental, and technical sustainability, Thomas J. Siller and Gearold Johnson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-80)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- 1.1 responsibilities -- 1.2 Definition of technology -- 1.3 Related efforts -- 1.4 Audience -- 1.5 Book outline, what's to come --
  • Part I. 2. Justice -- 2.1 Types of justice -- 2.1.1 Maximize welfare -- 2.1.2 Respect individual freedom -- 2.1.3 Cultivate virtue -- 2.2 Principle of prima facie political equality (Ppepe) -- 2.3 Just war framework for technology -- 2.4 Summary -- 3. Sustainability -- 3.1 Definition -- 3.2 Optimistic arguments -- 3.3 Pessimistic view -- 3.4 The middle ground -- 3.5 Justice and sustainability -- 3.6 What to do if it is a myth? --
  • Part II. 4. Gatekeeping -- 5. Question 1 -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Lasting -- 5.3 Harmful -- 5.4 Certain -- 5.5 Problem definition -- 5.6 Summary -- 5.7 Chapter example: justice question -- 5.7.1 Challenge -- 5.7.2 Issues -- 5.7.3 Discussion -- 5.7.4 Reflective questions -- 6. Question 2 -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Examples -- 6.3 Summary -- 6.4 Chapter example: justice question -- 6.4.1 Challenge -- 6.4.2 Approach -- 6.4.3 Issues -- 6.4.4 Reflective questions -- 7. Question 3 -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Traditional methods -- 7.2.1 Just technology approach -- 7.3 Summary -- 7.4 Chapter example: justice question -- 7.4.1 Challenge -- 7.4.2 Issues -- 7.4.3 Discussion -- 7.4.4 Reflective questions -- 8. Question 4 -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Misjudged side effects -- 8.3 Unintended or unanticipated harm -- 8.4 Summary -- 8.5 Chapter example: justice question -- 8.5.1 Challenge -- 8.5.2 Approach -- 8.5.3 Issues -- 8.5.4 Reflective questions --
  • Part III. 9. The engineering design process -- 9.1 Traditional engineering design -- 9.1.1 Just technology design -- 9.1.2 Problem formulation -- 9.1.3 Solution generation -- 9.1.4 Prototypes -- 9.1.5 Implementation -- 9.2 Summary -- 10. Conclusions -- 10.1 Is technology necessary? -- 10.2 Thinking differently -- 10.3 Engineering design -- 10.4 The beginning of a conversation -- 10.5 Conclusion -- References -- Authors' biographies
Control code
MSTDDA5434356
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( xii, 81 pages ):
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681733838
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.2200/S00857ED1V01Y201805SDE001
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Just technology : the quest for cultural, economic, environmental, and technical sustainability, Thomas J. Siller and Gearold Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-80)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- 1.1 responsibilities -- 1.2 Definition of technology -- 1.3 Related efforts -- 1.4 Audience -- 1.5 Book outline, what's to come --
  • Part I. 2. Justice -- 2.1 Types of justice -- 2.1.1 Maximize welfare -- 2.1.2 Respect individual freedom -- 2.1.3 Cultivate virtue -- 2.2 Principle of prima facie political equality (Ppepe) -- 2.3 Just war framework for technology -- 2.4 Summary -- 3. Sustainability -- 3.1 Definition -- 3.2 Optimistic arguments -- 3.3 Pessimistic view -- 3.4 The middle ground -- 3.5 Justice and sustainability -- 3.6 What to do if it is a myth? --
  • Part II. 4. Gatekeeping -- 5. Question 1 -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Lasting -- 5.3 Harmful -- 5.4 Certain -- 5.5 Problem definition -- 5.6 Summary -- 5.7 Chapter example: justice question -- 5.7.1 Challenge -- 5.7.2 Issues -- 5.7.3 Discussion -- 5.7.4 Reflective questions -- 6. Question 2 -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Examples -- 6.3 Summary -- 6.4 Chapter example: justice question -- 6.4.1 Challenge -- 6.4.2 Approach -- 6.4.3 Issues -- 6.4.4 Reflective questions -- 7. Question 3 -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Traditional methods -- 7.2.1 Just technology approach -- 7.3 Summary -- 7.4 Chapter example: justice question -- 7.4.1 Challenge -- 7.4.2 Issues -- 7.4.3 Discussion -- 7.4.4 Reflective questions -- 8. Question 4 -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Misjudged side effects -- 8.3 Unintended or unanticipated harm -- 8.4 Summary -- 8.5 Chapter example: justice question -- 8.5.1 Challenge -- 8.5.2 Approach -- 8.5.3 Issues -- 8.5.4 Reflective questions --
  • Part III. 9. The engineering design process -- 9.1 Traditional engineering design -- 9.1.1 Just technology design -- 9.1.2 Problem formulation -- 9.1.3 Solution generation -- 9.1.4 Prototypes -- 9.1.5 Implementation -- 9.2 Summary -- 10. Conclusions -- 10.1 Is technology necessary? -- 10.2 Thinking differently -- 10.3 Engineering design -- 10.4 The beginning of a conversation -- 10.5 Conclusion -- References -- Authors' biographies
Control code
MSTDDA5434356
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( xii, 81 pages ):
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681733838
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.2200/S00857ED1V01Y201805SDE001
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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