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The Ethics of Information$
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Luciano Floridi

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199641321

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641321.001.0001

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What is information ethics?

What is information ethics?

(p.19) 2 What is information ethics?
The Ethics of Information

Luciano Floridi

Oxford University Press

In recent years, ‘information ethics’ (IE) has come to mean different things to different researchers working in a variety of disciplines, including computer ethics, business ethics, medical ethics, computer science, the philosophy of information, social epistemology, ICTs studies, and library and information science. This is not surprising. Given the novelty of the field, the urgency of the problems it poses, and the multifarious nature of the concept of information itself and of its related phenomena, a Babel of interpretations was probably inevitable. It is, however, unfortunate, for it has generated some confusion about the specific nature, scope, and goals of IE. Fortunately, the problem is not irremediable, for a unified approach can help to explain and relate the main senses in which IE has been discussed in the literature. This approach is be introduced in this chapter.

Keywords:   unified model, macroethics, infosphere

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