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Computer Ethics A Case-Based Approach

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ISBN-10: 0521709148

ISBN-13: 9780521709149

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert N. Barger

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Computer Ethics: A Case-based Approach teaches students to solve ethical dilemmas in the field of computing, taking a philosophical, rather than a legal, approach to the topic. It first examines the principles of Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, and Philosophical Analysis, explaining how each of them might be adopted as a basis for solving computing dilemmas. The book then presents a worksheet of key questions to be used in solving dilemmas. Twenty-nine cases, drawn from the real-life experiences of computer professionals, are included in the book as a means to let students experiment with solving ethical dilemmas and identify the philosophical underpinnings of the solutions.
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Robert N. Barger is an Associate Professor in the Computer Applications Program at the University of Notre Dame and Professor Emeritus at Eastern Illinois University, where he received several awards for teaching excellence. He has spent the last thirty-six years teaching and writing on computer ethics and educational issues.

The computer as a humanizing agent
Philosophic belief systems
A philosophic inventory
The possibility of a unified ethical theory
The ethical decision making process
Psychology and computer ethics
The computing field as a profession
Computer-related codes of ethics
Computer ethics and international development
Robotics and ethics
Theft and piracy concerns
Cases concerning theft and piracy
Privacy concerns
Cases concerning privacy
Power concerns
Cases concerning power
A miscellaneous collection of cases
Parasitic computing case
Appendix: Topics for presentations, discussions, and papers