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Title Computers, ethics, and society / edited by M. David Ermann, Mary B. Williams, Michele S. Shauf
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1997


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  303.4834 Erm/Cea 1997  DUE 19-10-20
Description xi, 340 pages ; 21 cm
Contents 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 -- 7. "Design Errors" in the Human Moral System, Mary Maxwell -- II: Computers and Personal Life -- Privacy Concerns in Computerized Society -- 8. Why Privacy is Important, James Rachels -- 9. Are Hacker Break-Ins Ethical?, Eugene H. Spafford -- 10. Your "Private" Information May Be Public Property, Carl Hausman -- 11. Solving the Problems of Electronic Cash, Steven Levy -- Effects of Computerization on Personal Fulfillment -- 12. Information and Our Interactive Future, Bill Gates -- 13. Will There Be a Job for Me in the New Information Age?, Jeremy Rifkin -- 14. Informing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman -- How Computers Affect Interpersonal Relationships -- 15. Social Relations and Personal Identity in a Computerized Society, Kenneth J. Gergen -- 16. Gender Differences in Online Communication, Judith Broadhurst -- III. Computers and the Just Society -- Work in the Computerized Society -- 17. Computers Transform the Work Setting, Ian G. Barbour -- 18. Computerization, Work, and Less-Developed Countries, Ruth Pearson and Swatsi Mitter -- 19. Computing in Small, Energetic Countries, Jason Dedrick, Seymour Goodman, and Kenneth Kraemer -- 20. Whatever Happened to the Information Revolution in the Workplace?, Tom Forester -- Computer Law in the Just Society -- 21. The Constitution in Cyberspace, Laurence H. Tribe -- 22. The World Wide Web and Copyright Law, Lance Rose -- 23. Copyright Battles on the Web: From Elvis to Wittgenstein, Ross Kerber -- 24. The GNU Manifesto, Richard M. Stallman -- The Role of Government in Computerized Society -- 25. Legislation to Protect Privacy, Thomas R. Mylott III -- 26. Digital Communication Must Not Weaken Law Enforcement, Dorothy E. Denning -- 27. Wiretap Laws Must Not Weaken Digital Communication, Marc Rotenberg -- IV: Computing Professionals and THeir Ethical Responsibilities -- What People Do Matters -- 28. The Morality of Whistle-Blowing, Sissela Bok -- 29. Lotus Marketplace: How the Good Guys Finally Won, Steven Levy -- 30. Why Good People Do Bad Things: The Case of Collective Violence, Summers & Markusen -- 31. People Are Responsible -- Computers Are Not, Freidman & Kahn -- Professional Codes -- 32. The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics, Computer Ethics Institute -- 33. ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Association for Computing Machinery -- 34. Using the ACM Code, Anderson, Johnson, Gotterbarn & Perrolle -- 35. Can We Find a Single Ethical Code?, Barger
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Computer security.
Computers and civilization.
Human-computer interaction.
Author Ermann, M. David.
Shauf, Michele S.
Williams, Mary B.
LC no. 96008900
ISBN 019510756X (acid-free paper)