Introduction: Why Confucian Ethics of Technology?

Pak Hang Wong*, Tom Xiaowei Wang

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Technology has become an increasingly popular subject of philosophical and ethical reflection in recent years, but the philosophical and ethical analysis of technology proceeds predominately with the Western philosophical traditions. In the Introduction, the authors first account for the rising popularity of technology in philosophy and ethics, and then defend the need of a multicultural turn, i.e., to diversify philosophy and ethics of technology. In doing so, the authors situate the project of Confucian ethics of technology within the multiculturalism of philosophy and ethics of technology. Finally, the authors end the Introduction with an overview of the six chapters and the epilogue in the volume.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarmonious Technology
Subtitle of host publicationA Confucian Ethics of Technology
EditorsPak-Hang Wong, Tom Xiaowei Wang
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781000346565, 9780429292842
ISBN (Print)9780367263492, 9780367263522
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Philosophy


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