Lecture1 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328, Fall...

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1 Ethical Issues in Computer  Science   CSCI 328, Fall 2011 Note set 1 Introduction to Computer Ethics Course webpage: http://mathcs.holycross.edu/~croyden/csci328
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2 What is meant by "Ethics"? What does "Ethics" mean? (We will answer in class)
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3 Why Study Computer Ethics? 1. It will improve one's ability to reason (make decisions or critique other's decisions) about right and wrong. 2. If one has ever made an ethical decision that one regrets. .. 3. Because ethical dilemmas will arise in your career, particularly as a computer scientist, and you will be judged by your peers and others on the "quality" of your decision.
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4 Why not just study Ethics? Aren't the issues the same as before but in a new context? E.g. There have always been debates about privacy, hidden camera's, wiretapping, etc. How do computers and technology change things? (We will discuss in class).
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The Standard Account James Moore (1985) provided an account for why it is necessary to study computer ethics. a)
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