9780131112414

Computer Ethics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131112414

  • ISBN10:

    0131112414

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/24/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Written in clear, accessible prose, this updated text brings together philosophy, law, and technology to provide a rigorous, in-depth exploration and analysis of a broad range of topics regarding the ethical implications of widespread use of computer technology.Text addresses philosophical ethics, professional ethics, ethics on-line, privacy, property rights and computer software, accountability and information technology, social implications and social values.For individuals interested in the ethical issues generated by technology.

Author Biography

Deborah G. Johnson is the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics and Chair of the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia.  Johnson has devoted her career to understanding the connections between ethics and technology. She received the John Barwise prize from the American Philosophical Association in 2004; the Sterling Olmsted Award from the Liberal Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2001; and the ACM SIGCAS Making a Difference Award in 2000. 

 

Keith W. Miller is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield. His work in software engineering and computer ethics provide complementary perspectives to questions that challenge computer professionals. He is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Technology and Society, and helped develop the Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. He was named a University of Illinois Scholar in 2000 and received the ACM SIGCAS Outstanding Service Award in 2006.

 

Table of Contents

Preface to 4 th Edition Chapter 1 Computer Ethics (emphasis on Computer) SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION: WHY COMPUTER ETHICS? THE STANDARD ACCOUNT THE SOCIOTECHNICAL SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE SOCIOTECHNICAL COMPUTER ETHICS CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 2. Computer Ethics (emphasis on Ethics) SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION ETHICAL THEORIES AND CONCEPTS CONCLUSION STUDY QUESITONS 3. Ethics in IT-Configured Societies SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY AS THE INSTRUMENTATION OF HUMAN ACTION THREE MORALLY SIGNIFICANT CHARACTERISTICS IT CONFIGURED DOMAINS OF LIFE DEMOCRACY AND THE INTERNET VIRTUAL ACTION CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 4. Data Flow, Privacy, and Surveillance SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION: INFORMATION FLOW IN AN IT CONFIGURED WORLD WHY DOES PRIVACY MATTER? FROM PRIVACY TO SURVEILLANCE AND SOCIAL SORTING LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIES GLOBALIZATION CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 5. Property Rights in the IT World SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION THREE CATEGORIES OF LEGAL PROTECTION THE PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF PROPERTY CURRENT AND FUTURE ISSUES BREAKING RULES, NO RULES, AND NEW RULES CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 6. Regulating and Securing the IT Configured World SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION: REGULATION, CRIME, AND SECURITY CRIME IN IT-CONFIGURED SOCIETIES HACKERS AND HACKER ETHICS ORDER AND DISORDER REGULATION CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 7. Ethics and IT Professionals SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION: WHY PROFESSIONAL ETHICS? THE PARADIGM OF PROFESSIONS CHARACTERISTICS OF PROFESSIONS SORTING OUT THE FIELD OF COMPUTING AND ITS STATUS AS A PROFESSION SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS LEGAL PERSPECTIVE ON PROFESSIONALISM IN COMPUTING A FINAL LOOK AT THE STATE OF THE PROFESSION CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS

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