Shelia Jasanoff

The Ethics of Invention

Shelia Jasanoff

Talk: The Ethics of Invention

Prof. Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her work explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies, with particular attention to the nature of public reason. We live in a world increasingly governed by technology—but to what end? Technology shapes the legal, social, and ethical environments in which we act. Yet, much of the time, the influence of technology on our lives goes unchallenged by citizens and our elected representatives. In The Ethics of Invention, renowned scholar Sheila Jasanoff dissects the ways in which we delegate power to technological systems and asks how we might regain control.

Shelia Jasanoff

Shelia Jasanoff is an American academic and significant contributor to the field of Science and Technology Studies. A pioneer in her field, she has authored more than 100 articles and chapters and is author or editor of a dozen books,

The Ethics of Invention

Technology rules us as much as laws do. It shapes the legal, social, and ethical environments in which we act. Yet, much of the time, the influence of technology on our lives goes unchallenged by citizens and our elected representatives. Sheila Jasanoff dissects the ways in which we delegate power to technological systems and asks how we might regain control.

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