Computers, Ethics, and Society
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: In today's world, computers can have complex and contradictory effects on human life. They can enhance our quality of life by creating access to previously unimagined worlds. On the other hand, as computers become increasingly important in our everyday lives, their potential to strip away our privacy and autonomy increases exponentially. Computers, Ethics, and Society, now in its third edition, offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary set of readings on the ethical and social implications of computer technology. Taking into account technological, social, and philosophical issues, the contributors consider topics such as the work-related ramifications of automation, the ethical obligations of computer specialists, and the threats to privacy that come with increased computerization. Thoroughly up-to-date in its coverage, this collection includes articles on specific ethical dilemmas related to contemporary issues and events. Essays new to the third edition cover such topics as cyber-terrorism, the ethics of downloading music from Internet sites, and the question of whether human beings may someday be "replaced" by artificial intelligence and computer technology. An ideal text for sociology, philosophy, and computer science courses, Computers, Ethics, and Society, 3/e, reminds students that although technology has the potential to improve or undermine our quality of life, societal forces ultimately have the power to decide how computers will affect our lives.
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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: $49.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2002
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|The Best Action Is the One with the Best Consequences|
|The Best Action Is the One in Accord with Universal Rules|
|The Best Action Is the One That Exercises the Mind's Faculties|
|ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct|
|Using the ACM Code|
|Can We Find a Single Ethical Code?|
|The Morality of Whistle-Blowing|
|The Ethics of Systems Design|
|Are Hacker Break-ins Ethical?|
|Using Computers as Means, Not Ends|
|Historical and Cultural Contexts|
|Technology Is a Tool of the Powerful|
|A History of the Personal Computer|
|Informing Ourselves to Death|
|Why the Future Doesn't Need Us|
|Privacy in a Database Nation|
|The GNU Manifesto|
|Crossing the Digital Divide|
|Gender Bias in Instructional Technology|
|Computers and the Work Experience|
|Information Technologies and Our Changing Economy|
|Music: Intellectual Property's Canary in the Digital Coal Mine|
|The Case for Collective Violence|
|Activism, Hacktivism, and Cyberterrorism|