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Computer ethics : a case-based approach

Author: Robert N Barger
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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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 might be adopted as a basis for solving computing dilemmas. The book then presents a worksheet of key  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Barger, Robert N., 1938-
Computer ethics.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007049088
(OCoLC)182662762
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Barger
ISBN: 9780511649974 0511649975 9780521882514 0521882516 9780521709149 0521709148 9780511408304 0511408307 9780511409110 0511409117 9780511804151 0511804156
OCLC Number: 558876200
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Introduction --
The computer as a humanizing agent --
Philosophic belief systems --
A philosophic inventory --
The possibility of a unifying 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.
Responsibility: Robert N. Barger.
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This book teaches computer ethics for computer science or philosophy undergraduates. Includes a worksheet of key questions used in solving computing dilemmas.  Read more...

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