ETHICS IN A COMPUTING CULTURE introduces key ideas in moral theory and professionalism to explore the hottest topics in computer ethics. With a unique blend of theory, application, and critical thinking exercises, each chapter underscores the interdisciplinary links between computing and diverse areas of study. Abundant multicultural cases are presented throughout to highlight contrasts and conflicts in ethical perspectives across the globe. ETHICS IN A COMPUTING CULTURE encourages students to continually read, reflect and write to hone sharp critical thinking skills. Students learn that that computing is not a purely technical discipline but one with moral and social implications that affect everyday life.
Bo Brinkman is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has received best paper awards for his work in computer ethics and algorithms and was published in the prestigious Journal of the ACM. His recent work on the ethical implications of augmented reality has been featured on the blogs of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Fast Company, and Read Write Web. Follow Bo on Twitter @EiaCC for the latest updates. Alton F. Sanders began his computer career in 1963. He has worked as a software developer, software consultant, system manager, and university professor. Sanders has received numerous teaching awards, and in addition to his technical publications, has published papers exploring computer ethics and software engineering issues with an ethical impact. He is now Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
1. Moral Philosophy and Critical Thought. 2. Applied Ethics: Computing Professions and Professional Ethics. 3. Privacy. 4. Intangible Property. 5. Trust and Trustworthy Computing. 6. Human Relationships, Identity, and the Epistemology of Cyberspace. 7. Freedom of Speech and of the Press. 8. Social Justice. 9. Autonomous Computing.