The Scope of Information Ethics

Challenges in Education, Technology, Communications, Medicine and Other Domains


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About the Book

The field of information ethics (IE)—a subdivision of ethics—was developed during the 1980s, originating and maturing in library science and slowly working its way into other disciplines and practical applications. Some years later, a secondary field emerged, emphasizing theoretical and philosophical concepts, with little focus on real-world applicability.
The first of its kind, this comprehensive overview of IE evaluates the production, dissemination, storage, accessing and retrieval of information in an ethical context in areas including the humanities, sciences, medicine and business. A leading figure in the field, the author is concerned with misconduct (falsification, fabrication, plagiary), peer review, the law, privacy, imaging and robotics, among other matters.

About the Author(s)

Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus at St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics.

Bibliographic Details

Robert Hauptman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 195
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7567-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3530-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword (Johannes K. Britz) 1
Abbreviations 3
Introduction 5
1  Data and Information 15
2  Ethics and Law 31
3  Theory 42
4  Research 51
5  Science 58
6  Social Science 63
7  Humanities 67
8  Peer Review, Publication, Retraction 72
9  Storage, Access, Provision 80
10  Intellectual Freedom and Censorship 88
11  Computer Ethics and the Internet 96
12  Privacy, Security, Surveillance 106
13  Law 117
14  Academia and Its DisTable of Contents
15  Business 134
16  Medicine 144
17  Architecture and Engineering 150
18  Expert Systems, Robotics, War 155
19  Images, Imaging and the Imagination 163
Conclusion 167
Afterword (Elizabeth A. Buchanan) 169
Bibliography 171
Index 183