- Computers and Ethics in the Cyberage
- ISBN-10: 0130829781 • ISBN-13: 9780130829788
- ©2001 • Pearson • Paper, 498 pp
Published 06/26/2000 • Instock
For Introduction to Ethics and Computer Ethics courses.
Designed to fill the need for a diverse classroom-based approach to computer ethics, this anthology of essays presents thought-provoking perspectives on the proliferation of computers in our lives. Topics range from privacy, copyright, and computer crime issues to the global impact of computers, online communities, and virtual reality. Essays are contributed and compiled by experts in a variety of disciplines. The breadth of scope allows students to begin to understand and evaluate the social and ethical issues raised by computer technologies.
Provide professors with a variety of appropriately complex and interesting approaches, which in turn promotes creative and critical thinking in students. Ex.___
Enables students studying a variety of disciplines to view and discuss computers within the larger context of our technological age. Ex.___
Allow students to discuss issues in the broader context of global and cultural effects of computer technology. Ex.___
Encourage students to examine critically the attempts of the profession to regulate itself. Ex.___
Aids individual inquiry by students. Ex.___
Offers students the opportunity to explore issues relevant to their future study and employment. Ex.___
I. TECHNOLOGY, COMPUTERS, AND VALUES.
II. COMPUTERS AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE.
III. USES, ABUSES, AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES.
IV. EVOLVING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGES.
This new anthology in the burgeoning field of computer and information technology ethics offers a broad-based approach. The text is accessible enough for first-year students, while the selections are rich enough for use in specialized upper-division courses.
The readings address subjects including the global impact of computers, on-line communities, and virtual reality. Selections analyze topics ranging from privacy, copyright and professionalism to computer crime.
The texts included in this book are by women and men of many nations and diverse perspectives. The writers include ethicists, lawyers and engineers, as well as sociologists, anthropologists, social scientists, and literary figures.
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