Computer ethics

TitleComputer ethics
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsWeckert, J
Series TitleThe international library of essays in public and professional ethics
Paginationxxvii, 487 p.
PublisherAshgate
Place PublishedAldershot
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0754625982
Accession Number5666913
Keywordsand , aspects. , Data , Electronic , ethical , Moral , processing
AbstractThe study of the ethical issues related to computer use developed primarily in the 1980s, although a number of important papers were published in previous decades, many of which are contained in this anthology of key articles in this discipline. Computer ethics, as the field became known, flourished in the following decades. The emphasis initially was more on the computing profession: on questions related to the development of systems, the behaviour of computing professionals and so on. Later the focus moved to the Internet and to users of computer and related communication technologies. This book reflects these different emphases and has articles on most of the important issues, organised into sections on the history and nature of computer ethics, cyberspace, values and technology, responsibility and professionalism, privacy and surveillance, what computers should not do and morality and machines.
Notes2006934306(OCoLC)ocm72149513GBA683899013567674edited by John Weckert.25 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.
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