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Information Technology and Moral Philosophy


  • Page extent: 428 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.69 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 303.48/33
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: T58.5 .I53745 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Information technology--Moral and ethical aspects

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521855495)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published March 2008

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$113.00 (C)

This book gives an in-depth philosophical analysis of moral problems to which information technology gives rise, for example, problems related to privacy, intellectual property, responsibility, friendship, and trust, with contributions from many of the best-known philosophers writing in the area.


Introduction; 1. Norbert Wiener and the rise of information ethics Terrell Ward Bynum; 2. Why we need better ethics for emerging technologies James H. Moor; 3. Information ethics: its nature and scope Luciano Floridi; 4. The transformation of the public sphere: political authority, communicative freedom, and internet publics James Bohman; 5. Democracy and the internet Cass R. Sunstein; 6. The social epistemology of blogging Alvin I. Goldman; 7. Plural selves and relational identity: intimacy and privacy online Dean Cocking; 8. Identity and information technology Steve Matthews; 9. Trust, reliance, and the internet Philip Pettit; 10. Esteem, identifiability, and the internet Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit; 11. Culture and global networks: hope for a global ethics? Charles Ess; 12. Collective responsibility and information and communication technology Seumas Miller; 13. Computers as surrogate agents Deborah G. Johnson and Thomas M. Powers; 14. Moral philosophy, information technology, and copyright: the Grokster case Wendy J. Gordon; 15. Information technology, privacy, and the protection of personal data Jeroen van den Hoven; 16. Embodying values in technology: theory and practice Mary Flanagan, Daniel C. Howe and Helen Nissenbaum; 17. Information technology research ethics Dag Elgesem; 18. Distributive justice and the value of information: a (broadly) Rawlsian approach Jeroen van den Hoven and Emma Rooksby.


"This collection of 18 essay is rich in ideas on the implications of information technology and morality. Variety is the collection's strong point, though there are certainly some common themes, including the nature of identity and agency...This work will appeal to scholars in several disciples, including communication, political science, computer science, and philosophy. Summing up: Recommended."
-S.E. Forschler, Choice


Terrell Ward Bynum, Luciano Floridi, James Bohman, Cass R. Sunstein, Alvin I. Goldman, Dean Cocking, Steve Matthews, Philip Pettit, Geoffrey Brennan, Charles Ess, Seumas Miller, Deborah G. Johnson, Thomas M. Powers, Wendy J. Gordon, Jeroen van den Hoven, Mary Flanagan, Daniel C. Howe, Helen Nissenbaum, Dag Elgesem, Emma Rooksby

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