Computer Ethics: A Case-based Approach by Robert N. BargerComputer Ethics: A Case-based Approach by Robert N. Barger

Computer Ethics: A Case-based Approach

byRobert N. Barger

Paperback | June 9, 2008

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Computer Ethics: A Case-based Approach teaches students to solve ethical dilemmas in the field of computing, taking a philosophical, rather than a legal, approach to the topic. It first examines the principles of Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, and Philosophical Analysis, explaining how each of them might be adopted as a basis for solving computing dilemmas. The book then presents a worksheet of key questions to be used in solving dilemmas. Twenty-nine cases, drawn from the real-life experiences of computer professionals, are included in the book as a means to let students experiment with solving ethical dilemmas and identify the philosophical underpinnings of the solutions.
Title:Computer Ethics: A Case-based ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:June 9, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521709148

ISBN - 13:9780521709149


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The computer as a humanizing agent; 3. Philosophic belief systems; 4. A philosophic inventory; 5. The possibility of a unified ethical theory; 6. The ethical decision making process; 7. Psychology and computer ethics; 8. The computing field as a profession; 9. Computer-related codes of ethics; 10. Computer ethics and international development; 11. Robotics and ethics; 12. Theft and piracy concerns; 13. Cases concerning theft and piracy; 14. Privacy concerns; 15. Cases concerning privacy; 16. Power concerns; 17. Cases concerning power; 18. A miscellaneous collection of cases; 19. Parasitic computing case; Appendix: Topics for presentations, discussions, and papers.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a thorough treatment of the problems and possible solutions of a myriad of computer-related ethical concerns. The first thing that the reader becomes aware of is the fact that Barger is obviously classically educated. His coverage of the philosophical theories on which solutions to computer ethics problems may be found is excellent; his approach in the construction of the book is refreshingly different. The book is a work of merit. I think it would be an excellent choice for a course in computer ethics, privacy, or security." James Van Speybroeck, Computing Reviews