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Technology, religion, and justice: The problems of disembedded and disembodied law.

Foltz, Franz A.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society. 26(6):463-471.

In this article, the authors explore how technology
has helped erode society’s conceptions of justice. Law,
via juridification, has replaced the concept of justice
with one of efficiency. The authors argue that this has
been largely a result of the destruction of society’s common
story or vision and the introduction of the computer
and the Internet as tools enabling technique
to replace that story. They offer a perspective on how
justice operated in traditional societies, using the
Judeo-Christian religious tradition. Finally, the authors
ask what might be done to recover the best features of
what has been lost and create a new common story to
help guide society’s conception of justice. (author’s abstract)


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