Collection of Philosophical Essays
Editor Arun Kumar Tripathi and Prof. Bernhard Irrgang want to express their sincere gratitude to Ms. Claire Shadwell, University of Gloucestershire for her help in reading and correcting the translations and making amendments wher- ever necessary. Editor is very grateful to Ms. Martina Polster of Peter Lang Ver- lag for her patience and timely assistance. Editor also wants to express his deep indebtedness to Mr. Michael Funk (BA), Research Assistant (Department of Philosophy of Technology, Institute for Phi- losophy, Dresden University of Technology, Germany) for his sincere help and assistance in formatting the texts. Another version of the Chapter 2 „Social and Ethical Aspects of Biotechno- logical Practice” is published in the ACM Ubiquity. Part of the Chapter 3 „Technological Development and Social Progress” is published in the Seminar- ios de Filosofia, pp. 1-52, Vol.12-13, 1999-2000. Another version of the Chapter 5 „Ethical Action in Robotics“ is published in the Conference Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Inquiry „Ethics of New Information Technology” (CEPE2005, July 17-19, 2005, Enschede, TheNetherlands) eds. Philip Brey, Frances Grodzinsky and Lucas Introna, CEPTES, Enschede, pp. 241-250. (pp. 241-250). Another version of the Chapter 6 „Epistemology of Biotechnology” is ap- peared in German language as „Epistemologie der Bio –und Gentechnologie” (pp. 285-297) in Klaus Kornwachs (Hg.) Technik – System – Verantwortung, LIT Verlag, 2004 (Technikphilosophie Bd. 10). Another version of Chapter 9 „Visions of Technology” is published in the Ubiquity: Volume 8, Issue 10 (March 13, 2007 - March 19, 2007).
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