Jeroen van den Hoven & John Weckert (eds). 2008.

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press.


This book gives an in-depth philosophical analysis of moral problems to which information technology gives rise, for example, problems related to privacy, intellectual property, responsibility, friendship, and trust, with contributions from many of the best-known philosophers writing in the area.


Jeroen van den Hoven and John Weckert.

Table of Contents

  1. Norbert Wiener and the rise of computer ethics Terrell Ward Bynum
  2. Why we need better ethics for emerging technologies James H. Moor
  3. Information ethics, its nature and scope Luciano Floridi
  4. The transformation of the public sphere: political authority, communicative freedom, and internet politics James Bohman
  5. Democracy and the internet Cass Sunstein
  6. The social epistemology of blogging Alvin I. Goldman
  7. Plural selves and relational identity: intimacy and privacy online Dean Cocking
  8. Identity and information technology Steve Matthews
  9. Trust, reliance, and the internet Philip Pettit
  10. Esteem, identifiability, and the internet Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit
  11. Culture and global networks: hope for a global ethics? or can Plato’s Cybernetes/Confucius’ Junzi navigate an interconnected world? Charles Ess
  12. Collective responsibility and information and communication technology Seumas Miller
  13. Computers as surrogate agents Deborah G. Johnson and Thomas M. Powers
  14. Moral philosophy, information technology, and copyright Wendy J. Gordon
  15. Information technology and the protection of personal data Jeroen van den Hoven
  16. Embodying values in technology: theory and practice Mary Flanagan, Daniel Howe, and Helen Nissenbaum
  17. Information technology research ethics Dag Elgesem
  18. Distributive justice and the value of information: a (broadly) Rawlsian approach Jeroen van den Hoven and Emma Rooksby.
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