Zachary Goldberg • TEDxKassel
The Importance of Thinking over Thoughts: What Moral Philosophy Brings to a Technological Society
A philosopher of technology demonstrates how moral philosophy makes an indispensable contribution to our technological society. Far from being abstract or divorced from reality, moral philosophy provides the rules necessary for thinking about the ethics of technology. Without knowing these rules, we could become overwhelmed by the complexity of the ethical issues generated by the use of emerging technologies, we could develop a false sense certainty regarding our own beliefs, or even accept others’ poorly formed opinions. Moral philosophy shows us how to avoid such critical mistakes and how to proceed reasonably with the ethics of technology. Zachary Goldberg is a senior researcher in the field of the ethics of technology. He holds both a PhD and the German “Habilitation” in moral philosophy and practical ethics.