Egbert Schuurman: "The Ethics of Responsibility as a Comprehensive Approach: An Application to the Ethics of Technology" (2008 July 14)
Technical thinking predominates in industrial society. It also predominates ethics. Virtually everything is viewed in terms of the technical model or--more broadly--the reductionistic machine model. Today we can see how the "technological culture" threatens life itself, to the point of destroying it. The aim of technology should become, not to break down and to reduce reality, in order to master and control, but to unfold and cause to flourish. For a healthy disclosure of the creation, we should nurture the perspective of the living and vibrant garden-city, of a culture that takes care of nature and the environment.