Knowledge, Technology & Policy 23 (1-2):135-147 (2010)

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Michael Byron
Kent State University
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Luciano Floridi has proposed that we are on the cusp of a fourth revolution in human self-understanding. The information revolution with its prospect of digitally enhancing human beings opens the door to engineering human nature. Floridi has emphasized the importance of making this transition as ethically smooth as possible. He is quite right to worry about ethics after the fourth revolution. The coming revolution, if it unfolds as he envisions, spells the demise of traditional ethical theorizing.
Keywords Luciano Floridi  Fourth revolution  Consequentialism  Deontology  Virtue ethics  Eudaimonism  Information ethics
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DOI 10.1007/s12130-010-9103-y
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