Tag Archives: Ethics

After Thought

Can computers think? According to cyberspace expert James Bailey, the power of intellectual development is in transition and computers will soon no longer be merely our tools but our intellectual companions. Bailey, was invited to talk about his new book, … Continue reading

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Writing Spaces

In a continuing series of programs produced in collaboration with the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program and devoted to the history, culture, and ethics of information technology, Jay David Bolter, a classics scholar and cyberspace expert, is featured. His most recent … Continue reading

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Brave New Worlds Part 2

“Transgenic medicine is on the cutting edge of scientific research and practice, but it is also highly controversial. (A transgenic organ is a pig liver laced with human genes that functions like a dialysis machine for human patients.)¬†Jeffrey Platt and¬†Jeremy … Continue reading

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Brave New Worlds Part 1

“Transgenic medicine is on the cutting edge of scientific research and practice, but it is also highly controversial. (A transgenic organ is a pig liver laced with human genes that functions like a dialysis machine for human patients.) Jeffrey Platt … Continue reading

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Do You Read Me?

“According to the distinguished literary critic Denis Donoghue [NHC Fellow 1991-92, 1995-98], to stress reading in American education today sounds dated, almost quaint. But without proper emphasis on what Donoghue calls ‘disinterested reading’ as a means to exercise the moral … Continue reading

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Independence Day

“In his new novel, Independence Day, Richard Ford again brings us the memorable voice of Frank Bascombe, the central character of Ford’s highly acclaimed earlier novel, The Sportswriter. Over a July 4th weekend, we listen as Frank reflects on love, … Continue reading

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Learning Online

Part of the series of discussions on the history, culture, and ethics of information technology with the cooperation of the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program. 779 – Learning Online

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Big (Con)Science

Tom Regan talks about moral philosophy and mass culture. Robert Smith discusses the history, the importance, and the perils and rewards of big science in American society. 685 – Big (Con)Science

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Biotech Ethics Part 2

A discussion of the ethical, scientific, and commercial implications of the Human Genome Project. 622 – Biotech Ethics Part 2

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Biotech Ethics Part 1

A discussion of the science and the ethics underscoring the Human Genome project, the Federal Government’s multi-million dollar effort to map the human genome. 621 – Biotech Ethics Part 1

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