Two dilemmas for value sensitive technological design

Simion, M. (2024) Two dilemmas for value sensitive technological design. In: Edwards, M. L. and Palermos, S. O. (eds.) Feminist Philosophy and Emerging Technologies. Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy. Routledge: New York, pp. 116-128. ISBN 9781032229201 (doi: 10.4324/9781003275992-8)

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This chapter has three aims: first, it puts forth a dilemma for Value Sensitive Design (VSD) having to do with value conflicts; to this effect, I put forth a case in which VSD either promotes gender-normative structures, or fails as user-sensitive VSD. Second, it looks into the semantics of taste predicates and argues that a realist account serves us better for escaping the dilemma. Third, the chapter develops an etiological functionalist framework for understanding design function and argues that, under this framework, VSD is faced by a new dilemma, between design functions and etiological functions fulfilment.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:eISBN - 9781003275992
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simion, Professor Mona
Authors: Simion, M.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Published Online:17 October 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright: © 2024 selection and editorial matter, Mary L. Edwards and S. Orestis Palermos; individual chapters, the contributors.
First Published:First published in Feminist Philosophy and Emerging Technologies 2024: 116-128
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