Passion for the Art of Morally Responsible Technology Development

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In this article, we discuss the importance of emotions for ethical reflection on technological developments, as well as the role that art can play in this. We review literature that argues that emotions can and should play an important role in the assessment and acceptance of technological risk and in designing morally responsible technologies. We then investigate how technologically engaged art can contribute to critical, emotional-moral reflection on technological risks. The role of art that engages with technology is unexplored territory and gives rise to many fascinating philosophical questions that have not yet been sufficiently addressed in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87–109
JournalRoyal Institute of Philosophy Supplement
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • emotion
  • responsible innovation
  • Technology assessment
  • acceptability
  • value sensitive design
  • risk
  • art

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