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Computer Ethics: A Case-based Approach

Computer Ethics: A Case-based Approach

by Robert N. Barger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521882516

ISBN-13: 9780521882514

Pub. Date: 06/09/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 of them might be adopted as a basis for solving computing

Overview

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521882514
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/09/2008
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The computer as a humanizing agent; 3. Philosophic belief systems; 4. A philosophic inventory; 5. The possibility of a unified ethical theory; 6. The ethical decision making process; 7. Psychology and computer ethics; 8. The computing field as a profession; 9. Computer-related codes of ethics; 10. Computer ethics and international development; 11. Robotics and ethics; 12. Theft and piracy concerns; 13. Cases concerning theft and piracy; 14. Privacy concerns; 15. Cases concerning privacy; 16. Power concerns; 17. Cases concerning power; 18. A miscellaneous collection of cases; 19. Parasitic computing case; Appendix. Topics for presentations, discussions, and papers.

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