9780521882514

Computer Ethics: A Case-based Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521882514

  • ISBN10:

    0521882516

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-09
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Teaches students how 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The computer as a humanizing agent
Philosophic belief systems
A philosophic inventory
The possibility of a unified ethical theory
The ethical decision making process
Psychology and computer ethics
The computing field as a profession
Computer-related codes of ethics
Computer ethics and international development
Robotics and ethics
Theft and piracy concerns
Cases concerning theft and piracy
Privacy concerns
Cases concerning privacy
Power concerns
Cases concerning power
A miscellaneous collection of cases
Parasitic computing case
Appendix: Topics for presentations, discussions, and papers
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