Information Technology, the Internet, Ethics, Society and Human Values

Written by: Philip Pecorino, Ph.D. (Queensborough Community College)

An exploration of how computers and information technology have impacted us in ways we have long identified and in ways we have yet to discover. This computers and ethics textbook was developed from extensive course notes written by Philip Pecorino, Ph.D. from Queensborough Community College.

Table of Contents for Computers and Ethics Textbook

  1. Introduction
  2. Computers and Ethics
  3. Ethics
    1. Overview
    2. Case Presentation
    3. Basis for Morality
    4. Becoming Moral
    5. Relativism
    6. Ethical Theory
    7. Egoism
    8. Utility
    9. Divine Command
    10. Natural Law
    11. Categorical Imperative
    12. Rawls
    13. Post Modern: Existentialism
    14. Post Modern: Feminism
    15. Post Modern: Virtue Theory
    16. Relativism Revisited
    17. Deciding: Dialectic Process
    18. Questions
  4. Law: Free Speech and Censorship
  5. Intellectual Property
  6. Privacy
  7. Secrecy and Security
  8. Crime and Misbehavior
  9. Information Technology and Accountability
  10. Computing and Information Technology as Professions and Professional Codes
  11. Social Change
  12. Political Change
  13. Artificial Intelligence: Computers and Being Human

Note: With the exception of Chapter 3, all of the chapters are further broken down into an Overview, Case Presentation, Presentation of Issues, Cases, Questions and Resources.


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