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Computers, ethics, and society / edited by M. David Ermann, Mary B. Williams, Michele S. Shauf
Bib ID 3042093
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Edition 2nd ed. 
Description New York : Oxford University Press, 1997 
xi, 340 p. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 019510756X
Summary

Ideal for students in sociology, philosophy, and computer science courses, Computers, Ethics, and Society serves as a reminder that although technology has the potential to improve or undermine our quality of life, it is society which has the power to ultimately decide how computers will affect our lives. Computers, Ethics, and Society, now in its second edition, provides a stimulating set of interdisciplinary readings specifically designed to understand these issues. The readings examine current computer problems, discussing them at a level that can explain future realities.

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  • Machine derived contents note: I. Computers in an Ethical Framework
  • The Ethical Context of Computing
  • 1. Ethical Issues in Computing: Work, Privacy, and Justice, Mary B. Williams
  • 2. Information Technologies Could Threaten Privacy, Freedom, and Democracy, Dorothy Nelkin
  • 3. Technology Is a Tool of the Powerful, Philip Bereano
  • Ethical Theories We All Use
  • 4. The Best Action Is the One with the Best Consequences, John Hospers
  • 5. The Best Action is the One in Accord with Universal Rules, James Rachels
  • Is Our Intuitive Moral Sense a Reliable Guide?
  • 6. Fundamental Tendencies Underlying the Human Moral System, James Q. Wilson
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Computers and civilization.  |  Computer security.  |  Human-computer interaction.
Other authors/contributors Ermann, M. David  |  Williams, Mary B  |  Shauf, Michele S

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