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Computer Ethics


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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.

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This book teaches computer ethics for computer science or philosophy undergraduates. Includes a worksheet of key questions used in solving computing dilemmas.

About the Author

Robert N. Barger is an Associate Professor in the Computer Applications Program at the University of Notre Dame and Professor Emeritus at Eastern Illinois University, where he received several awards for teaching excellence. He has spent the last thirty-six years teaching and writing on computer ethics and educational issues.


'The book is a work of merit. I think it would be an excellent choice for a course in computer ethics, privacy or security.' Computing Reviews
'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, St Ambrose University

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