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Bert Gordijn
Dublin City University
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop a critique of value sensitive design and to propose an alternative approach that does not depart from a heuristic of value, but from virtue ethics, called virtuous practice design. Design/methodology/approach This paper develops a philosophical argument, draws from a philosophical method and applies this method to a particular case study that draws from a narrative interview. Findings In this paper, authors show how an approach that takes virtue instead of value as the central notion for aiming at a design that is sensitive to ethical concerns can be fruitful both in theory and in practice. Originality/value This paper presents the first attempt to ground an approach aimed at ethical technology design on the tradition of virtue ethics. As such, it presents VPD as a potentially fruitful alternative to VSD.
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DOI 10.1108/jices-10-2018-0080
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