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Unformatted text preview: er kinds of professional and applied ethics . In his paper “Is Computer Ethics Unique?”, Walter Maner explains the existence of the two schools with two views that: (i) certain ethical issues are so transformed by the use of computers that they deserve to be studied on their own, in their radically altered form, their (ii) the involvement of computers in human conduct can (ii) create entirely new ethical issues, unique to computing, that do not surface in other areas. do – According to Maner there are six levels of justifications for the According two views, the first two for the first school and the last four for the second school : for We should study computer ethics because doing so will make us We behave like responsible professionals. We should study computer ethics because doing so will teach us how to avoid computer abuse and catastrophes. how We should study computer ethics because the advance of We computing technology will continue to create temporary policy vacuums. vacuums. We should study computer ethics because the use of computing permanently transforms certain ethical issues to the degree that their alterations require independent study. their We should study computer ethics because the use of computing technology creates, and will continue to create, novel ethical issues that require special study. create, We should study computer ethics because the set of novel and We transformed issues is large enough and coherent enough to define a new field. define – Whatever school one falls in, there is enough justification to Whatever study computer ethics....
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