ISBN-10:
0134296540
ISBN-13:
9780134296548
Pub. Date:
02/25/2016
Publisher:
Pearson
Ethics for the Information Age / Edition 7

Ethics for the Information Age / Edition 7

by Michael J. Quinn
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Overview

The New Normal: Evaluating Social and Ethical Concerns in the Information Age

New technologies have brought us many benefits, but they have also raised many social and ethical concerns. The authors view in Ethics for the Information Age is that we ought to approach every new technology in a thoughtful manner, considering not just its short-term benefits, but also how its long-term use will affect our lives. A thoughtful response to information technology requires a basic understanding of its history, an awareness of current information-technology- related issues, and a familiarity with ethics.

In the Seventh Edition, Quinn provides an impartial look at the problems technology both solves and creates. As in previous editions, he presents information in a manner that leads you to arrive at your own conclusions on crucial ethics questions. Weaving in a vital dose of IT history, the new topics keep the book relevant and can function as either a sole reference or a supplemental guide for computer ethics courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134296548
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Quinn is the author of the first three editions of Ethics for the Information Age. He is Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Seattle University. He did his graduate work at University of Wisconsin - Madison and received his PhD at Washington State University. Previously, he was a professor of computer science at Oregon State University where he taught Social and Ethical Issues in Computer Science among other computer science courses.

Table of Contents

1. Catalysts for Change

2. Introduction to Ethics

3. Networked Communications

4. Intellectual Property

5. Information Privacy

6. Privacy and the Government

7. Computer and Network Security

8. Computer Reliability

9. Professional Ethics

10. Work and Wealth

Appendix A: Plagiarism

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