The Tyranny of Technology

By Elliot N. Dorff

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, May 26, 1995

The author argues that a society should not act on its capability to use technology to extend life just because it has it. A Jewish perspective on medical technology advances asks that society think about the motive and reasoning for extending life, as often it is not to heal the sick, but to placate their healthy loved ones.

Topic: Morality, Policy, Ethics, Technology, Medical Care, Health and Healing

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.495

Page Number(s): 2-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Dorff, Elliot N. The Tyranny of Technology. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 26 May 1995: 2-4. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8320


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