Title

Technological Positivism: the Necessity of Utility

Authors

Noelle Jacobsen

Date

5-31-2018 2:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 2:30 PM

Location

WUC Santiam Room

Session Chair

Susan Daniel

Session Chair

Mark Perlman

Session Chair

Ryan Hickerson

Session Title

Philosophy Senior Tutorial Presentations

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Susan Daniel

Abstract

I believe that technological positivism is the way we should view technological research and advancements, and that John Stuart Mill’s utilitarian approach is the best way to respond to technological pessimists supporting my argument. I attest Mill’s utilitarian method has strong arguments against the retributions of technology causing strictly harm to humanity, technology creating a barrier between humans and the world, and technology becoming too powerful for humans to handle. I will explain how the utility calculation is necessary when creating new technology and that technology should be a causation for happiness.

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May 31st, 2:00 PM May 31st, 2:30 PM

Technological Positivism: the Necessity of Utility

WUC Santiam Room

I believe that technological positivism is the way we should view technological research and advancements, and that John Stuart Mill’s utilitarian approach is the best way to respond to technological pessimists supporting my argument. I attest Mill’s utilitarian method has strong arguments against the retributions of technology causing strictly harm to humanity, technology creating a barrier between humans and the world, and technology becoming too powerful for humans to handle. I will explain how the utility calculation is necessary when creating new technology and that technology should be a causation for happiness.