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Information technology and moral philosophy

Author: Jeroen van den Hoven; John Weckert
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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This book gives an in-depth philosophical analysis of moral problems to which information technology gives rise, for example, problems related to privacy, intellectual property, responsibility,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeroen van den Hoven; John Weckert
ISBN: 9780521855495 0521855497 9780521671613 0521671612
OCLC Number: 802859782
Description: 415 s. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Norbert Wiener and the rise of information ethics Terrell Ward Bynum; 2. Why we need better ethics for emerging technologies James H. Moor; 3. Information ethics: its nature and scope Luciano Floridi; 4. The transformation of the public sphere: political authority, communicative freedom, and internet publics James Bohman; 5. Democracy and the internet Cass R. Sunstein; 6. The social epistemology of blogging Alvin I. Goldman; 7. Plural selves and relational identity: intimacy and privacy online Dean Cocking; 8. Identity and information technology Steve Matthews; 9. Trust, reliance, and the internet Philip Pettit; 10. Esteem, identifiability, and the internet Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit; 11. Culture and global networks: hope for a global ethics? Charles Ess; 12. Collective responsibility and information and communication technology Seumas Miller; 13. Computers as surrogate agents Deborah G. Johnson and Thomas M. Powers; 14. Moral philosophy, information technology, and copyright: the Grokster case Wendy J. Gordon; 15. Information technology, privacy, and the protection of personal data Jeroen van den Hoven; 16. Embodying values in technology: theory and practice Mary Flanagan, Daniel C. Howe and Helen Nissenbaum; 17. Information technology research ethics Dag Elgesem; 18. Distributive justice and the value of information: a (broadly) Rawlsian approach Jeroen van den Hoven and Emma Rooksby.
Responsibility: ed. by Jeroen van den Hoven, John Weckert.


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