Contemporary Issues In Ethics And Information Technology

Contemporary Issues In Ethics And Information Technology

by Robert A. Schutlz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591407796

ISBN-13: 9781591407799

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: IGI Global

Information technology has produced new ethical challenges and concerns in dealing with issues about privacy, security, piracy and professional ethics. Contemporary Issues in Ethics and Information Technology discusses these issues as well as other important ethical issues such as the outsourcing of high-level jobs and the value of IT itself. The main

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Information technology has produced new ethical challenges and concerns in dealing with issues about privacy, security, piracy and professional ethics. Contemporary Issues in Ethics and Information Technology discusses these issues as well as other important ethical issues such as the outsourcing of high-level jobs and the value of IT itself. The main framework for ethical problems used in Contemporary Issues in Ethics and Information Technology is derived from the work of the late philosopher John Rawls. Rawls' contribution to ethics was a theory of justice rooted in the social contract theory of the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution. The author's discussion of the value of IT also builds on the views of the philosopher, Martin Heidegger, on modern technology as an independent force in human existence with its own point-of-view. This book provides guidance for IT professionals and users for practical ethical problems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591407799
Publisher:
IGI Global
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. IEthical issues in information technology1
Ch. IIA background in ethical theory12
Ch. IIIThe context of IT ethical issues33
Ch. IVProfessional duties44
Ch. VJustice in a market economy60
Ch. VITrust issues in a market economy77
Ch. VIIOffshoring as an ethical issue89
Ch. VIIIPrivacy and security107
Ch. IXCopyright and piracy119
Ch. XE-problems133
Ch. XIValuing information technology144
Ch. XIIThe ultimate value of technology158
Ch. XIIIThe ultimate value of information technology180

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