Morality and Machines: Perspectives on Computer Ethics

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2002 - Business & Economics - 522 pages
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Computers have become ever-present in our lives, and with them come many aspects that raise serious moral issues. Morality and Machines is intended for science and technology students, philosophy students interested in applied ethics, and others who must deal with computers and the impact they have on our society.

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Ethical Decision Making 13
The Modern View of Reason 22
Is Ethics Possible? 33
The Search for a Basis for Ethics 55
Software Piracy Property and Protection 99
Computer Crime 167
Computer Intruders Viruses and All That 201
Computers the Government
Some Dissenting Voices 418
The Artificial Intelligensia
The Turing Test 447
Artificial Intelligence and Ethics 454
Virtual Reality 462
References and Recommended Readings 469
Appendix A 477

Privacy 253
Carnivore 273
Errors and Reliability 293
The Computer World of Work 323
Responsibility Liability Law and Professional
Appendix B 485
Organizational Leadership Imperatives 492
Index 507

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