Computer Ethics

Author: John Weckert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351949810

Category: Philosophy

Page: 516

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The study of the ethical issues related to computer use developed primarily in the 1980s, although a number of important papers were published in previous decades, many of which are contained in this volume. Computer ethics, as the field became known, flourished in the following decades. The emphasis initially was more on the computing profession: on questions related to the development of systems, the behaviour of computing professionals and so on. Later the focus moved to the Internet and to users of computer and related communication technologies. This book reflects these different emphases and has articles on most of the important issues, organised into sections on the history and nature of computer ethics, cyberspace, values and technology, responsibility and professionalism, privacy and surveillance, what computers should not do and morality and machines.
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Computer Ethics

A Global Perspective

Author: Stamatellos

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763740845

Category: Computers

Page: 141

View: 8613

The rapid advancement of information technology in modern societies affects the way we live, communicate, work, and entertain. Computers and computer networks formulate an information age in which traditional ethical questions are re-examined and new questions arise concerning moral standards for human behavior. Computer Ethics: A Global Perspective presents a clear and concise introduction to the ethical and social issues sparked by our ever-growing information society at the local and global level. Designed for use as a main text in undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on computer, business, and applied ethics, the text is also ideal for the Information Technology in a Global Society course for the International Baccalaureate diploma. The text considers the impact of digitized information on individuals and societies and includes discussions on privacy, reliability, security, intellectual property, control, equality of access, and authenticity, with insights from the scientists and philosophers who have attempted to evaluate, explain, and resolve these issues. The text also discusses the social impact of information technology in different areas of human life such as business, health, education, entertainment and politics.
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Computer Ethics

Cautionary Tales and Ethical Dilemmas in Computing

Author: Tom Forester,Perry Morrison

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262560733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

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For anyone interested in the issues arising from computer malfunctions and, moreperniciously, from misuse, this new edition of Computer Ethics is right on the mark. Widelyacclaimed for its readability and its balanced and authoritative coverage, Computer Ethics has beenthoroughly revised and updated with new anecdotes, new revelations, and lively discussion of theethical, social, and professional issues arising from the computer revolution, such as computercrime, software theft, hacking, viruses, and the invasion of privacy.An entirely rewritten firstchapter is followed by expanded chapters that contain compelling new case studies and analyses. Anew final section contains 10 hypothetical scenarios for group discussion. Copies of the ACM Code ofEthics and the ACM-IEEE Computing Curricula are included in the appendixes.Tom Forester is SeniorLecturer in the School of Computing and Information Technology at Griffith University, Queensland,Australia, and is editor or author of seven books on the social aspects of computers. Perry Morrisonlectures in psychology at the National University of Singapore.
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Morality and Machines

Perspectives on Computer Ethics

Author: Stacey L. Edgar

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763717674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 522

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Morality and Machines, Second Edition examines the moral issues that emerge from the influence of computers and technology on society today. The text provides an ethical foundation upon which readers can develop informed opinions about software piracy, computer crimes, artificial intelligence and more. With in-depth analysis of current moral and social problems, this text is an ideal resource for readers interested in philosophy, technological sciences, and computer ethics. This book is unique in that it takes seriously the need to lay a sound ethical basis for dealing with the technology of computers. The first two chapters of the book take on various positions that challenge the possibility of ethics and meet them head-on with counterarguments. The possibility of a viable ethics having been defended, Chapter 3 examines the most promising approaches to ethics, so that the explorer in the new realm with have appropriate tools and, if necessary, weapons at hand. At the end of the chapter, suggestions are given for approaching any ethical problem. Once armed, the adventurer is ready to investigate the various parts of the new country, described in the remaining chapters of the book.
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The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

Author: Kenneth E. Himma,Herman T. Tavani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470281804

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

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This handbook provides an accessible overview of the most important issues in information and computer ethics. It covers: foundational issues and methodological frameworks; theoretical issues affecting property, privacy, anonymity, and security; professional issues and the information-related professions; responsibility issues and risk assessment; regulatory issues and challenges; access and equity issues. Each chapter explains and evaluates the central positions and arguments on the respective issues, and ends with a bibliography that identifies the most important supplements available on the topic.
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Computer Ethics

Author: Deborah G. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132903394

Category: Computers

Page: 181

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Written in clear, accessible prose, this text brings together philosophy, law, and technology to provide a rigorous, in-depth analysis of the ethical implications of widespread use of computer technology. The author proposes that the ethical issues surrounding computers are new species of traditional and recurrent moral issues.
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Computer Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Author: Terrell Ward Bynum,Simon Rogerson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781855548459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 378

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This clear and accessible textbookand its associated website offer a state of the art introduction to the burgeoning field of computer ethics and professional responsibility. Includes discussion of hot topics such as the history of computing; the social context of computing; methods of ethical analysis; professional responsibility and codes of ethics; computer security, risks and liabilities; computer crime, viruses and hacking; data protection and privacy; intellectual property and the “open source” movement; global ethics and the internet Introduces key issues and concepts at the start of each section, and features classroom-tested study questions, and lists of useful websites and further reading Provides a wealth of relevant case studies, and an easy-to learn case-analysis technique Is accompanied by a website, offering sample student answers, additional study questions, example case analyses, and discussion forums Visit the website at www.southernct.edu/organizations/RCCS/Textbook
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The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

Author: Luciano Floridi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139487523

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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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. The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics, first published in 2010, provides an ambitious and authoritative 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 an accessible and thoughtful survey of the transformations brought about by ICTs and their implications for the future of human life and society, for the evaluation of behaviour, and for the evolution of moral values and rights. It will be a valuable book for all who are interested in the ethical aspects of the information society in which we live.
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Computer Ethics

Author: Robert Plotkin

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816077557

Category: Computers

Page: 188

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Discusses topics related to ethics on the Internet, such as privacy issues, security issues, anonymous communication, virtual worlds, copyright and fair use, and netiquette.
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Computer Ethics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467262765

Category: Education

Page: 18

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Computer Ethics. In this book, you will learn topics such as Ethics in IT-Configured Societies, Information Flow, Privacy, and Surveillance, Digital Intellectual Property, and Digital Order plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Readings in Cyberethics

Author: Richard A. Spinello,Herman T. Tavani

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763724108

Category: Computers

Page: 697

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This book of readings is a flexible resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in the evolving fields of computer and Internet ethics. Each selection has been carefully chosen for its timeliness and analytical depth and is written by a well-known expert in the field. The readings are organized to take students from a discussion on ethical frameworks and regulatory issues to a substantial treatment of the four fundamental, interrelated issues of cyberethics: speech, property, privacy, and security. A chapter on professionalism rounds out the selection. This book makes an excellent companion to CyberEthics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, Third Edition by providing articles that present both sides of key issues in cyberethics.
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Computer Ethics, A Global Perspective

Computer science, Computer science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490279083

Category: Education

Page: 38

View: 2007

Facts101 is your complete guide to Computer Ethics, A Global Perspective. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Computer ethics

a guide for a new age

Author: Douglas W. Johnson

Publisher: Brethren Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 120

View: 1115

Discusses Ethical Problems Such as Illegal Entry into Private, Corporate or Government Computer Systems
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Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security

Author: Quigley, Marian

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591409888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 5509

Rapid technological advancement has given rise to new ethical dilemmas and security threats, while the development of appropriate ethical codes and security measures fail to keep pace, which makes the education of computer users and professionals crucial. The Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security is an original, comprehensive reference source on ethical and security issues relating to the latest technologies. Covering a wide range of themes, this valuable reference tool includes topics such as computer crime, information warfare, privacy, surveillance, intellectual property and education. This encyclopedia is a useful tool for students, academics, and professionals.
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Computers, Ethics, and Society

Author: M. David Ermann,Michele S. Shauf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195143027

Category: Computers

Page: 249

View: 2772

As computers have become increasingly important in our everyday lives, their potential to strip away our privacy and autonomy increases exponentially. This book offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary set of readings on the ethical and social implications of computer technology. Taking into account technical, social, and philosophical issues, the contributors consider topics such as the work-related ramifications of automation, the ethical obligations of computer specialists, and the threats to privacy that come with increased computerization.
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Business Computer Ethics

Author: Duncan Langford

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780201342796

Category: Business

Page: 190

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This text equips the reader with an understanding of ethical issues in the field of business computing. It makes those who work with or are responsible for computers and computer systems aware of the relevance of these issues through discussion of real examples.
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Computer Ethics

A Case-based Approach

Author: Robert N. Barger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521709149

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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Computer Ethics: A Case-based Approach teaches students to solve ethical dilemmas in the field of computing, taking a philosophical, rather than a legal, approach to the topic. It first examines the principles of Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, and Philosophical Analysis, explaining how each of them might be adopted as a basis for solving computing dilemmas. The book then presents a worksheet of key questions to be used in solving dilemmas. Twenty-nine cases, drawn from the real-life experiences of computer professionals, are included in the book as a means to let students experiment with solving ethical dilemmas and identify the philosophical underpinnings of the solutions.
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Computers, Ethics & Social Values

Author: Deborah G. Johnson,Helen Fay Nissenbaum

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 714

View: 2039

This is a book deals with the ethical and social issues arising from the development and deployment of computers in society. A wide diversity of opinions and perspectives are presented. The text offers a balance between theoretical analysis, and describes real-life cases. It's scope and purpose is to raise interest in and awareness of the issues, and to encourage readers to think about how the power of computer technology may be used to benefit and not to harm, and to raise the quality of life of all members of our society.
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