Computer Ethics In Applied Contexts

John Weckert, Adam Henschke

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Abstract

Computer ethics changes the ethical landscape. Various issues that appear in different applied ethics fields now appear as part of computer ethics, for example monitoring and surveillance as part of business ethics, and the privacy of medical records as part of medical ethics. The purpose of technology, we will argue in the next section, is to improve life, so it is legitimate to question whether a particular technology, in this case information and communication technology (ICT), achieves this in a variety of contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook Of Information And Computer Ethics
EditorsLuciano Floridi
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages181-197
Number of pages17
Edition11
ISBN (Print)9780521717724
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Weckert, J., & Henschke, A. (2010). Computer Ethics In Applied Contexts. In L. Floridi (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook Of Information And Computer Ethics (11 ed., pp. 181-197). Cambridge University Press.