Edition: 4th 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Written in clear, accessible prose, this updated text brings together philosophy, law, and technology to provide a rigorous, in-depth exploration and analysis of a broad range of topics regarding the ethical implications of widespread use of computer technology.Text addresses philosophical ethics, professional ethics, ethics on-line, privacy, property rights and computer software, accountability and information technology, social implications and social values.For individuals interested in the ethical issues generated by technology.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/24/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Preface to 4 th Edition Chapter 1ComputerEthics(emphasis on Computer) SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION: WHY COMPUTER ETHICS? THE STANDARD ACCOUNT THE SOCIOTECHNICAL SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE SOCIOTECHNICAL COMPUTER ETHICS CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 2. ComputerEthics(emphasis on Ethics) SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION ETHICAL THEORIES AND CONCEPTS CONCLUSION STUDY QUESITONS 3. Ethics in IT-Configured Societies SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY AS THE INSTRUMENTATION OF HUMAN ACTION THREE MORALLY SIGNIFICANT CHARACTERISTICS IT CONFIGURED DOMAINS OF LIFE DEMOCRACY AND THE INTERNET VIRTUAL ACTION CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 4. Data Flow, Privacy, and Surveillance SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION: INFORMATION FLOW IN AN IT CONFIGURED WORLD WHY DOES PRIVACY MATTER? FROM PRIVACY TO SURVEILLANCE AND SOCIAL SORTING LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIES GLOBALIZATION CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 5. Property Rights in the IT World SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION THREE CATEGORIES OF LEGAL PROTECTION THE PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF PROPERTY CURRENT AND FUTURE ISSUES BREAKING RULES, NO RULES, AND NEW RULES CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 6. Regulating and Securing the IT Configured World SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION: REGULATION, CRIME, AND SECURITY CRIME IN IT-CONFIGURED SOCIETIES HACKERS AND HACKER ETHICS ORDER AND DISORDER REGULATION CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS 7. Ethics and IT Professionals SCENARIOS INTRODUCTION: WHY PROFESSIONAL ETHICS? THE PARADIGM OF PROFESSIONS CHARACTERISTICS OF PROFESSIONS SORTING OUT THE FIELD OF COMPUTING AND ITS STATUS AS A PROFESSION SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS LEGAL PERSPECTIVE ON PROFESSIONALISM IN COMPUTING A FINAL LOOK AT THE STATE OF THE PROFESSION CONCLUSION STUDY QUESTIONS