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- DescriptionThe capability approach of Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen places human capabilities at the centre stage of discussions about justice, equality, development and the quality of life. It rejects too much emphasis on mere preference satisfaction or resource provision and highlights the importance of human agency and freedom. This approach has already significantly influenced different fields of application, such as ecomics and development studies. Only recently have scholars started to explore its relevance for and application to the area of techlogy and design, which can be crucial factors in the expansion of human capabilities. How does techlogy influence human capabilities? What difference could a capability approach make to policies and practices of applying ICT in development processes in the South? How can we criticize and improve the design of techlogy from the perspective of the capability approach? The authors of this volume explore the implications of the capability approach for techlogy & design and together create the first volume on this emerging topic.
- Author BiographyIlse Oosterlaken is one of the pioneering authors in the area of the capability approach, technology and design. She is co-founder of a thematic group on this topic within the Human Development & Capability Association (HDCA) and organizer of the very successful 2011 HDCA conference, with 'innovation' as its theme. Recently she was co-guest-editor of a special issue of Ethics and Information Technology on the capability approach. Jeroen van den Hoven is scientific director of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology and full professor in moral philosophy at TU Delft, specializing in the ethics of information technology. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Ethics and Information Technology. He is project leader of an NWO-funded multidisciplinary research project 'Technology for Development - A Capability Approach', in which co-editor Ilse Oosterlaken also works as one of the researchers.
- Date of Publication16/04/2014
- SubjectTechnology: General & Reference
- Series TitlePhilosophy of Engineering and Technology
- Series Part/Volume Number5
- Place of PublicationDordrecht
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Content Note11 black & white tables, biography
- Weight409 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byIlse Oosterlaken,Jeroen van den Hoven
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