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2018.05.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeroen van den Hoven, Seumas Miller, and Thomas Pogge (eds.), Designing in Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 231 pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN: 9780521119467. Reviewed by Norbert Paulo, University of Graz/University of Salzburg When I picked up this book for the first time, I didn't have a clear idea what "designing in ethics" is all about. After reading it, I'm still wondering whether it is, as the editors claim, a new development in ethics or merely a mixed-bag of applied ethics and non-ideal social/political philosophy as far as they concern institutional design. The chapters in this book cover a wide range of fields, including rather theoretical criticism of Trolleyology, more practical discussions of microfinance institutions and police corruption, somewhat utopian ideas for large-scale pacifism, and a call for architects to design beautiful buildings. I will briefly outline each chapter in turn,. . .

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