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Cyberethics : social & moral issues in the computer age
Baird, Robert M., 1937-
Publication Information:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
355 pages ; 23 cm
Reading Level:
1350 Lexile.
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Author Notes

Robert M. Baird is chair of the Department of Philosophy
Stuart E. Rosenbaum is professor of philosophy
Reagan Romsawer is associate dean of technology and professor in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University

Table of Contents

James H. MoorJames H. MoorMichael ScanlanJohn LaddDavid H. GleasonJohn M. ArtzJeroen van den HovenRob Kling and Ya-ching Lee and Al Teich and Mark S. FrankelSherry TurkleStacey EdgarMiriam SchulmanMarie A. Wright and John S. KakalikGary Gumpert and Susan J. DruckerLucas D. IntronaJames H. MoorMike GodwinDeborah G. JohnsonJames V. DeLongJ. C. DavisBeth E. KolkoDavid L. PaletzBrock N. MeeksJames E. Katz and Philip AspdenDeborah G. JohnsonLangdon WinnerBarry Fagin
Introductionp. 9
Part 1 The Moral Landscape in Cyberspacep. 21
1. What Is Computer Ethics?p. 23
2. If Aristotle Were a Computing Professionalp. 34
3. Does Computer Ethics Compute?p. 41
4. Ethics and the Computer World: A New Challenge For Philosophersp. 44
5. Subsumption Ethicsp. 56
6. Narrative versus Logical Reasoning in Computer Ethicsp. 73
7. Computer Ethics and Moral Methodologyp. 80
Part 2 Anonymity in Cyberspacep. 95
8. Anonymous Communication Policies for the Internet: Results and Recommendations of the AAAS Conference and Assessing Anonymous Communication on the Internet: Policy Deliberationsp. 97
9. Who Am We?p. 129
10. The Artificial Intelligensia and Virtual Worldsp. 142
Part 3 Privacy in Cyberspacep. 153
11. Little Brother Is Watching Youp. 155
12. The Erosion of Privacy?p. 162
13. The Demise of Privacy in a Private World: From Front Porches to Chat Roomsp. 171
14. Privacy and the Computer: Why We Need Privacy in the Information Societyp. 188
15. Toward a Theory of Privacy in the Information Agep. 200
Part 4 Property Ownership in Cyberspacep. 213
16. Wild, Wild Webp. 215
17. Should Computer Programs Be Owned?p. 222
18. Mind over Matterp. 236
19. Protecting Intellectual Property in Cyberspacep. 243
20. Intellectual Property in Synchronous and Collaborative Virtual Spacep. 257
Part 5 Communities, Citizenship, and Democracyp. 283
21. Advanced Information Technology and Political Communicationp. 285
22. Better Democracy through Technologyp. 288
23. A Nation of Strangers?p. 295
24. Is the Global Information Infrastructure a Democratic Technology?p. 304
25. Cyberlibertarian Myths and the Prospects for Communityp. 319
26. Liberty and Community Onlinep. 332
Contributorsp. 353