The Center for the Study of Ethics and Technology exists to promote sustained and rigorous thinking about the moral consequences of technological change.
Our effort to understand technology's consequences resists the temptations of presentism. Technology has a history and understanding that history is essential to making sense of the social and moral consequences of technological change.
We steer clear of both naive enthusiasm for technology and reactionary pessimism. Our aim is to foster and sustain a critical distance that empowers us to live wisely with technology.
Thinking about technology eventually leads us to consider what it means to be human and what constitutes human flourishing. Our work is grounded in theologically informed approaches to these questions.