The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

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Luciano Floridi
Cambridge University Press, Apr 15, 2010 - Philosophy
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have profoundly changed many aspects of life, including the nature of entertainment, work, communication, education, healthcare, industrial production and business, social relations and conflicts. They have had a radical and widespread impact on our moral lives and hence on contemporary ethical debates. The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics, first published in 2010, provides an ambitious and authoritative introduction to the field, with discussions of a range of topics including privacy, ownership, freedom of speech, responsibility, technological determinism, the digital divide, cyber warfare, and online pornography. It offers an accessible and thoughtful survey of the transformations brought about by ICTs and their implications for the future of human life and society, for the evaluation of behaviour, and for the evolution of moral values and rights. It will be a valuable book for all who are interested in the ethical aspects of the information society in which we live.

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Part II Ethical approaches
Part III Ethical issues in the information society
Part IV Ethical issues in artificial contexts
Part V Metaethics

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Luciano Floridi is Professor and Research Chair in Philosophy of Information, University of Hertfordshire, Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford University, and UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics. His publications include Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction (1999) and The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information (2004).

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