eBook Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology: Theories and Practice, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1466629320
  • ISBN-13: 9781466629325
  • DDC: 147.96
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 379 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Our social, educational, professional, and political ethics play a significant role in every aspect of our life. As technology continues to influence our society, these principles needs to be valued.Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology: Theories and Practice highlights the innovations and developments in the ethical features of technology in society. This comprehensive collection brings together research in the areas of computer, engineering, and biotechnical ethics. These theoretical studies and innovative methodologies are essential for researchers, practitioners and philosophers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives.
2: Virtue and Virtuality: Technoethics, IT and the Masters of the Future.
3: Internet History.
4: Laboring in Cyberspace: A Lockean Theory of Property in Virtual Worlds.
5: Perverting Activism: Cyberactivism and Its Potential Failures in Enhancing Democratic Institutions.
6: On the Moral Equality of Artificial Agents.
7: Ethical Dilemmas of Technoselves in a Technosociety.
8: Biometrics: An Overview on New Technologies and Ethic Problems.
9: On Biometrics and Profiling: A Challenge for Privacy and Democracy?.
10: Cellular Telephones and Social Interactions: Evidence of Interpersonal Surveillance.
11: Socio-Technical Influences of Cyber Espionage: A Case Study of the GhostNet System.
12: The Impact of Context on Employee Perceptions of Acceptable Non–Work Related Computing.
13: Chicken Killers or Bandwidth Patriots? A Case Study of Ethics in Virtual Reality.
14: Morality and Techno-Mediated Violence.
15: Structural and Technology–Mediated Violence: Profiling and the Urgent Need of New Tutelary Technoknowledge.
16: Fairness and Regulation of Violence in Technological Design.
17: Unintended Affordances as Violent Mediators: Maladaptive Effects of Technologically Enriched Human Niches.
18: Infosphere to Ethosphere: Moral Mediators in the Nonviolent Transformation of Self and World.
19: Facebook has It: The Irresistible Violence of Social Cognition in the Age of Social Networking.
20: Current Trends and Applications in Technoethics.
21: Technoethics and the State of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Canada.
22: College Students, Piracy, and Ethics: Is there a Teachable Moment?.
23: Boys with Toys and Fearful Parents? The Pedagogical Dimensions of the Discourse in Technology Ethics.
24: Without Informed Consent.
25: The Middle Ground for Nuclear Waste Management: Social and Ethical Aspects of Shallow Storage.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.