Computers, Ethics, and Society / Edition 2

Computers, Ethics, and Society / Edition 2

by M. David Ermann, Mary B. Williams, Michele S. Shauf
     
 

ISBN-10: 019510756X

ISBN-13: 9780195107562

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Ideal for students in sociology, philosophy, and computer science courses, Computers, Ethics, and Society serves as a reminder that although technology has the potential to improve or undermine our quality of life, it is society which has the power to ultimately decide how computers will affect our lives. Computers, Ethics, and Society, now in its second edition,…  See more details below

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Ideal for students in sociology, philosophy, and computer science courses, Computers, Ethics, and Society serves as a reminder that although technology has the potential to improve or undermine our quality of life, it is society which has the power to ultimately decide how computers will affect our lives. Computers, Ethics, and Society, now in its second edition, provides a stimulating set of interdisciplinary readings specifically designed to understand these issues. The readings examine current computer problems, discussing them at a level that can explain future realities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195107562
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Philosophical Ethics
1The Best Action Is the One with the Best Consequences3
2The Best Action Is the One in Accord with Universal Rules12
3The Best Action Is the One That Exercises the Mind's Faculties16
Professional Ethics
4ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct23
5Using the ACM Code31
6Can We Find a Single Ethical Code?42
7The Morality of Whistle-Blowing47
8The Ethics of Systems Design55
9Are Hacker Break-ins Ethical?64
10Using Computers as Means, Not Ends74

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