Information ethics: On the philosophical foundation of computer ethics

@article{Floridi2004InformationEO,
  title={Information ethics: On the philosophical foundation of computer ethics},
  author={L. Floridi},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={33-52}
}
  • L. Floridi
  • Published 2004
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics and Information Technology
The essential difficulty about Computer Ethics' (CE) philosophical status is a methodological problem: standard ethical theories cannot easily be adapted to deal with CE-problems, which appear to strain their conceptual resources, and CE requires a conceptual foundation as an ethical theory. Information Ethics (IE), the philosophical foundational counterpart of CE, can be seen as a particular case of “environmental” ethics or ethics of the infosphere. What is good for an information entity and… 

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