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The Ethics of Computing?

  • Herbert Burkert

Abstract

WHEN change produces uncertainty or reinforces existing uncertainties, and if this change affects social values, one resort seems to be to rely on norms of behavior. The discussion of ethical questions is a gratifying one: everybody can participate; we are all experts. And yet, at the same time many share the feeling that such discussions are futile and unrewarding. There will always be a difference between what ought to be done and what actually is done. Preferences of values may either be so general that everybody can agree or, if they differ at a sufficient level of precision, where is the legitimacy for authoritative judgments?

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Business Ethic Moral Issue Ethical Question Legal Norm Ethical Debate 
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