Gray Matters for the Hughes Aircraft Case

TitleGray Matters for the Hughes Aircraft Case
Publication TypeTeaching Module
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFrey, WJ
PublisherUniversity of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCase Study Method , COMPUTER science
AbstractThe Hughes case has been extensively researched by Chuck Huff from St. Olaf College with the results published at It will also be one of 10 cases to be included in a textbook on computer ethics entitled, Good Computing: A Virtue Approach to Computer Ethics under contract with Jones & Bartlett with Chuck Huff, William Frey, and Jose Cruz as authors. This module takes three decision points from the case and has students evaluate these using three ethics tests (reversibility, harm/beneficence, and publicity) and a feasibility test. This module is designed to give students experience integrating ethical considerations into real world decision making. This module is being developed as a part of an NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779.
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