Ethical perspectives in future studies
Meristö, Tarja (2020)
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In this article, futures research and its applications at Laurea UAS’s Futures Lab CoFi will be described in the perspective of ethics. Serving as a starting point for the futures studies are Ossip Fechtheim’s books about mfuturology and its purpose as early as the mid-1940s, including the prevention of wars, the securing of peace and prevention of famine and poverty. According to Flechtheim, the best solution for this is to create a newHomo humanus with ethical principles. Futures perspectives based on Flechtheim will bring to Laurea’s RDI work important themes like the need for clean water and renewable energy, prevention of marginalisation of any citizen group, and responsiblebusiness development.