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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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Barger (U. of Notre Dame) presents an introduction to the field of computer ethics. He first deals with the philosophy of ethics and explores efforts to construct a unifying theory of computer ethics. He also addresses psychological factors affecting computer ethics, whether there can be a professional ethics of computing, computer ethics and international development, and ethics and robotics. For most of the remaining chapters, each topical discussion is followed by a review of related cases encountered by computer professionals. These chapters discuss computer theft and piracy, the issue of privacy, computers and power, and miscellaneous topics. A final chapter addresses the topic of parasitic distributed computing. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521709149
Author:
Barger, Robert N.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Computers -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Internet-Information
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
8.90x5.90x.60 in. .70 lbs.

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