The Metascientific and Philosophical Bases of Information Ethics

  • V. A. Kanke
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The development of axiological theories posed an acute problem of their enrichment with an ethical component. A method for transferring ethics to the scientific field is shown, which consists of including the concept of maximizing the well-being of all people affected by any situation in all axiological theories. As a formal science, informatics does not contain the ethical concept of maximizing well-being itself; however, due to its engagement in cross-disciplinary relationships with all axiological sciences, it possesses an exclusively relevant ethical relativity. Determining the metascientific bases of the ethical relativity of informatics provides opportunities for its multifaceted study from the viewpoint of science instead of poorly understood metaphysics.


metascience ethics computer and information ethics ethical relativity of informatics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)MoscowRussia

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