Computers, Ethics and Society

Computers, Ethics and Society

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0195143027
  • 9780195143027
  • 1,645,215

Table of contents

ETHICAL CONTEXTS ; PHILOSOPHICAL ETHICS ; 1. The Best Action Is the One with the Best Consequences ; 2. The Best Action Is the One in Accord with Universal Rules ; 3. The Best Action Is the One that Exercises the Mind's Faculties ; PROFESSIONAL ETHICS ; 4. ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct ; 5. Using the ACM Code ; 6. Can We Find a Single Ethical Code? ; 7. The Morality of Whistle-Blowing ; 8. The Ethics of Systems Design ; 9. Are Hacker Break-ins Ethical? ; 10. Using Computers As Means, Not Ends ; HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS ; 11. Technology Is a Tool of the Powerful ; 12. A History of the Personal Computer ; 13. Informing Ourselves to Death ; 14. Why the Future Doesn't Need Us ; 15. Boolean Logic ; SOCIAL CONTEXTS ; 16. Privacy in a Database Nation ; 17. The GNU Manifesto ; 18. Crossing the Digital Divide ; 19. Gender Bias in Instructional Technology ; 20. Computers and the Work Experience ; 21. Information Technologies and Our Changing Economy ; 22. Music: Intellectual Property's Canary in the Digital Coal Mine ; 23. The Case for Collective Violence ; 24. Activism, Hacktivism, and Cyberterrorismshow more

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