Lecture2 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328, Fall...

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1 Ethical Issues in Computer  Science   CSCI 328, Fall 2011 Note set 2 Sociotechnical perspective Ethical reasoning
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2 The Sociotechnical Systems Perspective The Sociotechnical systems perspective can be summarized by three rules. 1. Reject technological determinism--Think coshaping. Technology that is developed is determined by social factors: (Name some) Adoption of technology does not necessarily determine social behavior. Examples: Internet/democracy Facebook
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3 The Sociotechnical Systems Perspective--2 2. Reject technology as material objects--Think sociotechnical systems. Technology by itself does not do anything—it can only function as part of a social system. People and artifacts are intertwined. They shape each other.
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4 The Sociotechnical Systems Perspective--3 The Sociotechnical systems perspective can be summarized by three rules. 3. Reject Technology as neutral--Think Technology infused with values. Langdon Winner (1986): Adoption of a particular
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Lecture2 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328, Fall...

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