RESPONSIBILITY AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE IN THE FIELD OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
The concept of "Responsible Research and Innovation" (RRI) is analyzed in the framework of Technology Assessment. The role of social regulators in the development and implementation of modern technologies is described. Clashes of interests, goals, and values occur in public debates devoted to models of technological future. To possibly resolve this conflict the authors analyze the concept of "responsibility" philosophically and methodologically (the category of responsibility is considered regarding its constitutive and regulatory principles). A concept of "open responsibility" is introduced to use ethical systems on the basis of up-to-date critical ontologies. Open responsibility is considered in the context of transdisciplinary approach. The transdisciplinary approach brings together philosophical, theoretical and practical aspects in the social matrix of responsible innovations.
Authors: V. N. Zheleznjak, E. V. Seredkina
Direction: Philosophical Sciences
Keywords: Technology assessment, responsible research and innovation, transdisciplinary approach, regulatory principle of responsibility, open responsibility
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