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Ethics, Information and Technology: Readings
     

Ethics, Information and Technology: Readings

by Richard N. Stichler, Robert Hauptman
 

ISBN-10: 0786440953

ISBN-13: 9780786440955

Pub. Date: 01/29/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Leaders in the emerging field of information ethics discuss five topics: freedom of information and the pursuit of knowledge; information, technology and education; information, rights and social justice; ethics and the Internet; and professional ethics. The essays have been drawn from many periodicals, including Library Journal, Daedalus, The Nation,

Overview

Leaders in the emerging field of information ethics discuss five topics: freedom of information and the pursuit of knowledge; information, technology and education; information, rights and social justice; ethics and the Internet; and professional ethics. The essays have been drawn from many periodicals, including Library Journal, Daedalus, The Nation, Journal of Information Ethics and Wired.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786440955
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/29/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction 1

Richard N. Stichler and Robert Hauptman

I. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE

Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion 7

John Stuart Mill

New Threats to Free Thought 21

Jonathan Rauch

Academic and Artistic Freedom 45

Nadine Strossen

Untruth or Consequences? 64

John C. Swan

II. INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION

Information, Technology, and the Virtues of Ignorance 79

Daniel C. Dennett

Do Expert Systems Have a Moral Cost? 95

Mark Alfino

Umberto Eco on Libraries: A Discussion of “De Bibliotheca” 100

Michael F. Winter

Education and Technology: Virtual Students, Digital Classroom 112

Neil Postman

Unabomber’s Secret Treatise: Is There Method in His Madness? 120

Kirkpatrick Sale

III. INFORMATION, RIGHTS, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Utilitarianism, Information and Rights 131

Partha Dasgupta

Communications Privacy: Implications for Network Design 152

Marc Rotenberg

Ethics in the Information Market 169

Richard N. Stichler

Librarianship and Public Culture in the Age of Information Capitalism 184

Henry T. Blanke

IV. ETHICS AND THE INTERNET

The Freedom of Information Act: Public Access in the Computer Age 203

Senator Patrick Leahy

Access Denied: Information Policy and the Limits of Liberalism 207

Grant H. Kester

Justice and Social Equity in Cyberspace 231

Ronald Doctor

Misconduct on the Information Highway: Abuse and Misuse of the Internet 241

Susan Hallam

Computers, Pornography, and Conflicting Rights 255

Virgina Rezmierski

V. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

The Origin of Professionalism: Sociological Conclusions and Ethical Implications 261

Lisa Newton

The Ideological Use of Professional Codes 273

John Kultgen

Professionalism or Culpability? An Experiment in Ethics 291

Robert Hauptman

Appendix: Codes of Professional Ethics American Association of University Professors:

Statement on Professional Ethics

(from AAUP Policy Documents and Reports [1995] 105–106) 299

Statement on Freedom and Responsibility

(from AAUP Policy Documents and Reports [ 1995] 107–108) 301

Statement on Plagiarism

(from AAUP Policy Documents and Reports [1995] 109–110) 304

American Library Association: ALA Code of Ethics 307

Library Bill of Rights

(from Intellectual Freedom Manual, 3rd ed., p. 3) 308

Notes on Contributors 309

Index 311

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