Deborah G. Johnson Computer Ethics

ISBN 13: 9780131247888

Computer Ethics

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9780131247888: Computer Ethics

For one-semester courses in Computer Ethics, Applied Ethics, Computers, Ethics and Society, Ethics and Information Systems, Computers and Society, or Social Effects of Technology.

Written in clear, accessible prose, this text brings together philosophy, law, and technology. Provide a rigorous, in-depth exploration and analysis of a broad range of topics regarding the ethical implications of widespread use of computer technology. The approach is normative while also exposing the student to alternative ethical stances.

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The third edition of Computer Ethics, by Deborah G. Johnson retains the clear writing and general approach of the widely adopted and respected previous editions. Each chapter begins with a short scenario to introduce the topic and make the issue concrete, followed by a lucid analysis of the issue. Each chapter concludes with study questions and suggested further readings.

Author Deborah G. Johnson has updated material throughout this text. Two new chapters on the Internet have been added: one focuses on ethical behavior online, and the other addresses the social implications of the Internet.

Topics covered include:

  • What is computer ethics?
  • What are the philosophical foundations of computer ethics?
  • How does computer ethics relate to professional ethics?
  • Privacy.
  • Property rights.
  • Accountability.

All topics are presented in compelling and understandable language, so that rigorous, in-depth analysis is accessible to students who may be novices in philosophy or technology studies.

About the Author:

DEBORAH G. JOHNSON received the ACM SIGCAS 2000 Making A Difference Award for her "significant contribution in providing the philosophical foundation for Computer Ethics." She is a Professor of Philosophy in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is also Director of the Program in Philosophy, Science, and Technology.

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