Philos. Technol. (2018) 31:273–275 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13347-018-0318-2 EDITORIAL NOTES Guest Editor Introduction to the Book Symposium on Shannon Vallor, Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016 Diane P. Michelfelder Published online: 30 May 2018 # Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 In The Scent of Time (Polity, 2017), the philosopher Byung-Chul Han observes that today things Blinked to time become obsolete much faster than they used to^ (p.5). A similar point could be made about ethical paradigms as well, as the time period in between announced needs for new ethical approaches to the technological intensifica- tion of the world in which we dwell continues to shrink. Hans Jonas argued in 1984 for a new ethic of responsibility for a new technological age, and others have claimed that the cyberspace technologies spawned in the 1990s has changed our moral condition in such a way that past ethical theories cannot sufficiently deal with. In her Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting (Oxford, 2016), Shannon Vallor argues that the current and emerging technological landscape not only st invites but requires a new ethical paradigm. BThe
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