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Creative Creatures

Ulf Gorman (Ed)Hubert Meisinger (Ed)Willem B Drees (Ed)

Creative Creatures

Ulf Gorman (Ed)Hubert Meisinger (Ed)Willem B Drees (Ed)

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This is the third volume published in association with ESSSAT in the "Issues in Science and Theology" series. This volume focuses on two topics that have so far received little attention in the growing field of science and theology, i.e. ethical matters and issues raised by the technological applications of scientific knowledge. The book's main themes are: Technology's impact on our worldview Morality, nature, and culture Morality in a technological society The book is a selection of contributions to the ESSSAT conference in Nijmegen on "Values and Ethical Issues in Theology, Science and Technology". The essays have been selected on the basis of quality and revised in order to create a comprehensive and carefully focused volume.

- Publisher Creative Creatures introduces a new theme into the growing field of science-and-theology by focusing on topics that have so far received little attention from scholars, namely ethical issues raised by the technological applications of scientific knowledge. The main themes explored include technology's impact on our worldview, morality, nature and culture in a technological society, along with discussions of artificial intelligence and biotechnology.

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About "Creative Creatures"

This is the third volume published in association with ESSSAT in the "Issues in Science and Theology" series. This volume focuses on two topics that have so far received little attention in the growing field of science and theology, i.e. ethical matters and issues raised by the technological applications of scientific knowledge. The book's main themes are: Technology's impact on our worldview Morality, nature, and culture Morality in a technological society The book is a selection of contributions to the ESSSAT conference in Nijmegen on "Values and Ethical Issues in Theology, Science and Technology". The essays have been selected on the basis of quality and revised in order to create a comprehensive and carefully focused volume.
- Publisher

Creative Creatures introduces a new theme into the growing field of science-and-theology by focusing on topics that have so far received little attention from scholars, namely ethical issues raised by the technological applications of scientific knowledge. The main themes explored include technology's impact on our worldview, morality, nature and culture in a technological society, along with discussions of artificial intelligence and biotechnology.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Ulf Gorman (Ed)

Gorman is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University, Sweden.

Hubert Meisinger (Ed)

Hubert Meisinger, Ph.D., is director for environmental affairs at the Center Social Responsibility in Mainz, associate director of studies for science and theology at the Protestant Academy Arnoldshain, associate lecturer in Systematic Theology at Darmstadt University of Technology and Vice-President of ESSSAT. He wrote a study on theological and sociobiological views of altruism: Liebesgebot und Altruismusforschung (Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht, 1996) and co-edited Physik, Kosmologie und Spiritualitt (Lang, 2006).

Willem B Drees (Ed)

Willem B. Drees ( Drs., Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Ph.D, Groningen University) is professor of philosophy of religion and ethics at Leiden University, the Netherlands, President of ESSSAT, and author of Religion, Science and Naturalism (Cambridge UP, 1996), and Creation: From Nothing until Now (Routledge, 2001).

Table Of Contents

  • Preface And Acknowledgements; List Of Contributors; 1. Introduction: Technological And Moral Creatures Or Creators? Willem B. Drees, University Of Leiden, The Netherlands; Part I: Technology's Impact On Our Worldview; 2. Ict And The Character Of Finitude Rene P.h. Munnik, University Of Twente, The Netherlands; 3. Technology And The Changing Notion Of Nature Zbigniew Liana, The Pontifical Academy Of Theology, Cracow, Poland. 4. Co-creator Or Co-creator: The Problem With Artificial Intelligence Noreen Herzfeld, St. John's University, Collegeville, Mn, Usa; 5. From Thou To It: Information Technology From The Perspective Of The Language Philosophy Of Rosenzweig And Rosenstock-huessy Otto Kroesen, Delft University Of Technology, The Netherlands; 6. Being Cyborgs: On Creating Humanity In A Created World Of Technology Taede Smedes, University Of Leiden, The Netherlands; Part Ii: Morality, Nature, And Culture; 7. The Perennial Debate About Human Goodness: The Primate Evidence Frans B.m. De Waal, Emory University, Atlanta, Usa; 8. Theological Reflections On The Moral Nature Of Nature Nancey Murphy, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Ca, Usa; 9. Is It Suitable To Translate Christian Anthropological Topics Into Genetic And Cognitive Categories? The Case Of Original Sin Lluis Oviedo, Pontifical Ateneum Antonianum, Rome, Italy; Part Iii: Morality In A Technological Society; 10. Ethical Issues Of Al And Biotechnology Margaret A. Boden, University Of Sussex, Brighton, Uk; 11. Co-creation Or Hubris? Responses To Biotechnology In Christianity, Judaism, And Islam Ulf Gorman, Lund University, Sweden; 12. The Human Being A Co-creator? Theological Reflections On Reproductive Cloning Of Human Individuals Jan-olav Henriksen, The Norwegian Lutheran School Of Theology, Oslo, Norway; 13. When Astronomers And Environmentalists Clash Over A Sky Island Christopher J. Corbally, Sj, The Vatican Observatory, Rome, Italy, And University Of Arizona, Tucson, Az, Usa; 14. The Crisis Of Ideologies And The Need For A New Anthropology: Values Education In A Technological And Pragmatic Age Angela Roothaan, The Free University Of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 242305
  • Product Code 056703089X
  • EAN 9780567030894
  • Pages 206
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Medical/science
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Feb 2006
  • Dimensions 140 x 216 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.245kg

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