New Book "Engineering Nonkilling" Now Available
May 2011. The Center for Global Nonkilling has just released its latest book Engineering Nonkilling: Scientific Responsibility and the Advancement of Killing-Free Societies, which includes a selection of nine chapters prepared by members of its Nonkilling Science and Technology Research Committee and edited by CGNK Research team leader Joám Evans Pim. The volume can be downloaded for free from CGNK's website and paperback copies can be ordered at US$ 10.
This new volume raises an important question: what kind of science and applications needs to be engineered to work towards a killing-free world? Bringing forward a nonkilling approach to problem-solving, the diverse chapters provide insights into practice of engineering, mathematics, and physics, but are extensible to other sciences, pointing to the potential scope of new research agenda that could benefit from focusing on interplay between science, ethics, philosophy, politics, and human nature. As the reader will realize, the nonkilling vision of this book goes far beyond the normative stand of rejecting killing. It implies the constructive engagement in societal transformation, where all fields of knowledge need to be thoughtfully applied.
Authors include scholars such as Antonino Drago, David Haws, Usman Mushtaq, Amir Nosrat, W. Richard Bowen, Vivek Patkar, David Wagner, Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Benjamin Kuipers and Balwant Bhaneja.