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Computers, ethics, and society

Author: M David Ermann; Michele S Shauf
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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In today's world, computers can have complex and contradictory effects on human life. They can enhance our quality of life by creating access to previously unimagined worlds. On the other hand, as computers become increasingly important in our everyday lives, their potential to strip away our privacy and autonomy increases exponentially. Computers, Ethics, and Society, now in its third edition, offers a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M David Ermann; Michele S Shauf
ISBN: 0195143027 9780195143027
OCLC Number: 49872144
Description: vi, 249 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ethical Contexts: Philosophical Ethics: The best action is the one with the best consequences / John Hospers --
The best action is the one in accord with universal rules / James Rachels --
The best action is the one that exercises the mind's faculties / Aristotle --
Professional Ethics: ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct / Association of Computing Machinery --
Using the ACM Code / Ronald E. Andersen, Deborah G. Johnson, Donald Gotterbarm, Judith Perville --
Can we find a single ethical code? / Robert N. Barger --
The morality of whistle-blowing / Sissela Bok --
The ethics of systems design / Batya Friedman and Peter H. Kahn, Jr. --
Are hacker break-ins ethical? / Eugene H. Spafford --
Using computers as means, not ends / Herbert L. Dreyfus and Stuart E. Dreyfus with Tom Athanasiou --
Historical and Cultural Contexts: Technology is a tool of the powerful / Phillip Bereano --
A history of the personal computer / Robert Pool --
Informing ourselves to death / Neal Postman --
Why the future doesn't need us / Bill Joy --
Boolean logic / Michael Heim --
Social Contexts: Privacy in a database nation / Simson Garfinkel --
The GNU manifesto / Richard M. Stallman --
Crossing the digital divide / Jessica Brown --
Gender bias in instructional technology / Katy Campbell --
Computers and the work experience / Anthony M. Townsend --
Information technologies and our changing economy / Martin Carnoy --
Music: intellectual property's canary in the digital coal mine / National Research Council --
The case for collective violence / Craig Summers and Eric Markusen --
Activism, hacktivism, and cyberterrorism / Dorothy E. Denning.
Responsibility: edited by M. David Ermann, Michele S. Shauf.
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