Ethical challenges to citizens of 'The automatic age': Norbert Wiener on the information society

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dc.contributor.author Bynum, Terrell Ward en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T13:33:36Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T13:33:36Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Bynum, T.W. (2004) Ethical challenges to citizens of 'the automatic age': Norbert Wiener on the information society. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 2(2), pp. 65-74.
dc.identifier.issn 1477-996X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/211
dc.description This paper shows how the great philosopher and mathematician Norbert Wiener founded Computer/ Information Ethics as a research discipline in the 1940s. Wiener envisioned the coming of an “automatic age” in which information technology would have profound social and ethical impacts upon the world. To analyze the ethical implications of such developments, Wiener presented some principles of justice and employed a powerful practical method of ethical analysis. The paper has resulted in a redefinition of the history of the discipline. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Troubador Publishing en
dc.source Human purposes
dc.source Information ethics
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 23 Computer Science and Informatics
dc.subject Justice
dc.subject Human purposes
dc.subject Information ethics
dc.title Ethical challenges to citizens of 'The automatic age': Norbert Wiener on the information society en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility


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