Ethics and Technology

timer Asked: Feb 11th, 2016

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 The essay question must be answered with more than six sentences.

1.  What, exactly, is cyberethics?  How is it different from and similar to computer ethics, information ethics, and internet ethics?

2.  What is meant by the term cybertechnology? How is it similar to and different from computer technology?

3. Identify and briefly describe some key aspects of each of the “four phases” In the evolution of cyberethics as a field of applied ethics.

11. What is applied ethics, and how is it different from theoretical ethics?

12.  Summarize the principal aspects of the perspective of cyberethics as a field of professional ethics.

13. Describe the principle aspects of the perspective of cyberethics as a field of philosophical ethics.

26. We identified three main perspectives from which cyberethics issues can be examined. Can you think of any additional perspectives from which cyber ethic issues might also be analyzed? In addition to the Washintonienne, Twitter and Meirer scenarios that we examined, can you think of other recent cases involving cyberethics issues that would benefit from being analyzed from all three perspectives considered in chapter 1?

Chapter 2

1.  What is ethics, and how is it distinguished from morality?

2.  What is meant by a moral system?

3.  What are some of the key differences between the “rules of conduct” and the “principal of evaluation” that comprise a moral system? Give an example of each.

12. What is moral relativism? How is it different from cultural relativism?

13. What is moral objectivism, and how is it different from moral absolutism?

14. What is ethical theory, and what important functions do ethical theories play in the analysis of moral issue?

15. What are the distinguishing features of consequences-based ethical theories?

16. Describe some of the key differences between act utilitarianism and rule utilitarianism.

17. Which features distinguish duty-based ethical theories from alternative types of theories?

18. Describe some of the main differences between act deontology and rule deontology.

19. What is meant by the expression “contact-based” ethical theories?

20. What features distinguish “character based” (or “virtue based”) ethical theories from alternative schemes of morality?

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