Ethics for the Information Age, 8th edition

  • Michael J. Quinn


The New Normal: Evaluating Social and Ethical Concerns in the Information Age.

In our age of unparalleled technological advancement, it is important that we address the social and ethical considerations that these advances engender. Ethics for the Information Age seeks to do exactly that, proposing a thoughtful approach that considers not only the short-term benefits of a piece of technology, but what the possible long-term effects could be, as well. Such an approach requires a solid grounding in ethics and logic, an understanding of the history of technology, and a familiarity with current and cutting edge information technologies and their related issues.

The 8th Edition has been updated considerably, notably in the inclusion of a new appendix, Appendix B, which focuses on common logical fallacies and structuring local arguments, and material relating to a multitude of emergent information technology developments and controversies.

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Table of contents

1. Catalysts for Change

2. Introduction to Ethics

3. Networked Communications

4. Intellectual Property

5. Information Privacy

6. Privacy and the Government

7. Computer and Network Security

8. Computer Reliability

9. Professional Ethics

10. Work and Wealth

Published by Pearson (September 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2020