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The Cambridge handbook of information and computer ethics / edited by Luciano Floridi
Alternate Title Information and computer ethics
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA76.167 .C36 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Information technology -- Moral and ethical aspects
Computers -- Moral and ethical aspects
Electronic data processing -- Moral and ethical aspects
Physical Description xv, 327 p. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-312) and index
Contents Introduction and background. Ethics after the information revolution / Luciano Floridi ; The historical roots of information and computer ethics / Terrell Ward Bynum ; Ethical approaches. Values in technology and disclosive computer ethics / Philip Brey ; The use of normative theories in computer ethics / Jeroen van den Hoven ; Information ethics / Luciano Floridi -- Ethical issues in the information society. Social issues in computer ethics / Bernd Carsten Stahl ; Rights and computer ethics / John Sullins ; Conflict, security and computer ethics / John Arquilla ; Personal values and computer ethics / Alison Adam ; Global information and computer ethics / Charles Ess and May Thorseth ; Computer ethics and applied contexts / John Weckert and Adam Henschke -- Ethical issues in artificial contexts. The ethics of IT-artefacts / Vincent Wiegel ; Artificial life, artificial agents, virtual realities : technologies of autonomous agency / Colin Allen ; On new technologies / Stephen Clarke -- Metaethics. The foundationalist debate in computer ethics / Herman T. Tavani -- Epilogue : the ethics of the information society in a globalized world / Luciano Floridi
Summary Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have profoundly changed many aspects of life, including the nature of entertainment, work, communication, education, healthcare, industrial production and business, social relations and conflicts. They have had a radical and widespread impact on our moral lives and hence on contemporary ethical debates. This book provides an introduction to the field, with discussions of a range of topics including privacy, ownership, freedom of speech, responsibility, technological determinism, the digital divide, cyber warfare, and online pornography. It offers a survey of the transformations brought about by ICTs and their implications for the future of human life and society, for the evaluation of behavior, and for the evolution of moral values and rights. It deals with the ethical aspects of the information society in which we live
Alternate Author Floridi, Luciano, 1964-

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