Information ethics, its nature and scope

Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 36 (2):21-36 (2006)
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Abstract

In recent years, “Information Ethics” (IE) has come to mean different things to different researchers working in a variety of disciplines, including computer ethics, business ethics, medical ethics, computer science, the philosophy of information, social epistemology and library and information science. Using an ontocentric approach, this paper seeks to define the parameters of IE and thereby increase our understanding of the moral challenges associated with Information Communication Technologies.

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Luciano Floridi
Yale University

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