The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law

The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law
Volume 15, November 10, 2015, pages 1-3
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Book Review: Wendell Wallach’s A Dangerous Master:
How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control
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By Carl Mitcham**

* Basic Books, 2015, 328 pages

** Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines and School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, cmitcham@mines.edu  

This book addresses the most fundamental challenge of the contemporary world: How to live with advancing science and technology. What follows is an initial, brief appreciation of a volume that will no doubt be returned to on other occasions ― for both positive and negative reasons. It tells many interesting stories and is full of useful information. Yet despite such virtues, it fails to deal in the deepest ways with its fundamental challenge.  An alternative title for this book review could have been “A Responsible, All Too Responsible, Criticism of Technology.”


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