|Authors:||Ľubov Vladyková • Marián Bednár|
|Contributions:||Gizela Brutovská • Lucia Heldáková • Daniela Hrehová • Adriana Jesenková|
|Year of publication:||2020|
|Number of pages:||140|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts|
|Licencia:||Creative Commons BY NC ND (Uveďte autora - Nepoužívajte komerčne - Nespracovávajte)|
The university textbook Ethics of Science and Technique (Selected Problems) is a collection of contributions by various authors who deal with selected problems and areas of science and technique. For the last hundred years, we can observe the rapid development of science and technique (technology). The transition of society in the 20th century into the information age and in the current 21st century into the digital age brings radical challenges and changes in all areas of human life, but especially in the moral field. Ethical discussions, responding to the development of science and technique (technology), have stimulated the emergence of ethics of science and technique, which as a subdiscipline of applied ethics is a way out of the conflict between professional autonomy, social control and self-regulation of action and behaviour; not only in science and technique, but also in economy and politics. In the digital age, technique, technology and science are fundamentally changing our lives; from the way we work to the way we communicate, how we fight local and global problems, and how we try to solve societal problems. These radical changes are not without controversy, and many provoke intense debates that are often polarized or associated with scientific ambiguities or dishonest demagoguery and ideology.