Human Development and Technological Innovations: Veritable Tools for Sustainable National Development A Moral Perspective

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Ijeoma Ene

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This paper aims to elaborate on the significance of human development and Technological innovations to National Development. The paper holds that science and technology are the focal point of this 21st century as they contribute in no small measure to the economic growth of a nation. It must be stated that development and progress require human resources to succeed. In recognition of the pivotal role played by man in national development, Socrates shifted the focus of philosophy from matter, the physical world to man and the development of society. Human development is the substructure upon which a nation's development is built and strengthened. The first step to development as emphasized by the philosophers is the moral development of its citizenry. Ethics is the normative branch of philosophy that instils ethical values for moral development. The findings of the study showed that the purpose of technology is to alleviate man’s needs and problems. Man is therefore the centre of technology and hence the moral development of man is the development of a nation. It concludes that the synergy between human development and technological innovations begets national development. The philosophical tools of conceptual clarifications and critical analysis are employed.

Keywords: Philosophy, Ethics, Human Development, Technological Innovations, Sustainable Development

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Ijeoma Ene. (2024). Human Development and Technological Innovations: Veritable Tools for Sustainable National Development: A Moral Perspective. African Journal of Humanities and Contemporary Education Research, 15(1), 176-185. https://doi.org/10.62154/hwtap084
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