PL401 Week 3 Discussion

Week 3


Please choose and
respond to one of the following questions:

Question A

This week we explored
ways in which the traditional resources can be applied to problems raised by
technological development. Pick two such resources (deontological views of
obligation, consequentialist views, views of human nature, moral agency, etc…)
and describe how our authors thought it “fell short” when applied to
technological development.

Question B

Address the tension
between a “new humility” and the desire to pursue utopian visions enabled by
development. How should we respond to such visions? What moral values or
virtues are being pursued?

Use at least two of
this week’s readings as resources in your initial post.