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By Robert N. Barger

Laptop Ethics: A Case-based method teaches scholars to resolve moral dilemmas within the box of computing, taking a philosophical, instead of a felony, method of the subject. It first examines the foundations of Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, and Philosophical research, explaining how each one of them should be followed as a foundation for fixing computing dilemmas. The booklet then offers a worksheet of key inquiries to be utilized in fixing dilemmas. Twenty-nine circumstances, drawn from the real-life stories of desktop pros, are integrated within the publication as a method to enable scholars test with fixing moral dilemmas and determine the philosophical underpinnings of the recommendations.

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6 Chapter Summary A brief history of computers and the Internet covered primitive computing, Charles Babbage, George Boole, Herman Holletith, the MARK series of computers, ENIAC and its inventors John W. Mauchly and Presper Eckert, Eliza, ARPANEI and the Internet and Web as enabled by the invention of the Transmission Control Protocol, the Internet Protocol, and the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. This recount of computer history ended with a list of highlights in the development of hardware and software that occurred in the last quarter of the twentieth century.

This list does not exhaust the possibilities for new species of problems. On the question of whether computer ethics is unique as a fonn of ethics, it is fair to say that computer ethics does not have different principles than do other kinds of ethics. However, the nature of the computer does give many dilemmas conceming it a difference in degree that approximates a difference in kind and makes computer ethics a unique field of study. 7 TW 2. 18 2. 6 Responsiveness zi student watches, or even participates in the drawing.

_· { ‘ Q) . __ ·. 2 ~ lr ‘ cy ; _, _. ;§ r Figure aa. " Rather, the Pragmatist believes that reality is a process. lt is a dynamic coming-to-be rather than a static, fixed being. It is change, happening, activity and interaction. In short, it is experience. Reality is more like a verb than a noun, It is flux and flow where the concentration is not so much on the things as on the relationship between the things. " For the Pragmatist, everything is essentially relative. The only constant is change.

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