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By Jacques Berleur (auth.), Jacques Berleur, Diane Whitehouse (eds.)

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Many demanding situations lie forward within the improvement of a world details society. tradition and democracy are components that may be lower than specific possibility. The e-book displays on ultra-modern advanced and unsure cultural and democratic advancements coming up because of an more and more international, technologically-connected international. particularly it specializes in the net, reading new metaphors for verbal exchange, defining the problems at stake and presenting strategies, activities and suggestions. one of the concerns mentioned have been: multi-cultural advancements; cultural sensitivities and the involvement of cultural minorities; new release gaps; gender matters; know-how entry for the aged and the disabled; expertise transfer.

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Control ri communications and media is frequently an aim of dictatorships. It is important that the unrestrained characteristics and complex matrices of the Internet are protected. Principle 5: Cyberspace should be used to enhance opportunities for democracy within nations and across national boundaries. , by which we regulate our violence' (Berleur, this volume) makes human thinking robust by providing options. Multiculturalism is a way of understanding, respecting and retaining cultural diversity.

Culture and democracy revisited ((I II 12 13 14 IS 16 17 18 19 20 11 The author is also a member of the 'Cellule Interfacultaire de Technology Assessment' (CITA) which is financially supported by the Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical, and Cultural Affairs (Interuniversity poles of attraction, Phase IV). The Group of Lisbon, Limits to Competition, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon 1993. Published by MIT Press, 1996 (ISBN 0-262-07164-9), 176 p. Translated into French (Ed. La Decouverte, Boreal, Labor, 1995), Italian, Portuguese and Swedish (Ordfronts Ferlag, 1996).

Teleological principles emphasize goals and ends, the good over the right; utilitarianism is one of the well-known theories within this category. Deontological principles on the other hand are based on duty, emphasizing the right over the good. In this category we can fmd theories such as universalism and Kant's categorical imperative. There are also Christian values and specific Orthodox values. What principles should be considered and to what extent? Harakas (1983) defmes three categories of ethical judgement.

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