Forging a fit between technology and morality. The Dutch debate on organ transplants.

@inproceedings{Swierstra2010ForgingAF,
  title={Forging a fit between technology and morality. The Dutch debate on organ transplants.},
  author={Tsjalling Edsger Swierstra and Hans Van de Bovenkamp and Margo J Trappenburg},
  year={2010}
}
Because technologies and morals co-evolve, modern societies have to become adept at techno-moral learning, or the art of ‘reflective’ co-evolution. Developing this skill requires a better understanding of the various ways technology and morality challenge each other. With this aim in mind, we analyse the history of the Dutch debates on organ donation, showing how moral considerations enabled the development and application of transplantation technology. We argue that moral principles like… CONTINUE READING
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