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Agenda 02 Ethical Values
Assigned work Due In
Place your notes on pages 1..25 on front desk for grading.
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- The "Law of the Horse"? We do have special laws for the automobile!
- |- (Lessig): norms+law+market+code regulate behavior.
- Core moral values should drive norms/laws/market/code.
- Iron Cage or Gateway to Utopia?
- (Ethical frameworks): Utilitarianism & cost/benefit analysis, contracts/rights, natural rights(for human flourishing/fulfillment), moral duties.
- (Postscript): moral theory
- (Normative Principles): autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice
- Any questions about this chapter? Make a list of two or three on a piece of paper. Pair; Square; Share.
- p25 1.Technological Realism
- p25 2. Lessig's framework
- p25 3. Kant's moral theory
- p25 4. Teleological and deontological theories.
- Give an example of the way the Internet and computer technology has come into collision with "the powers that be".
- Give an examples of (a) a norm, (b) a law, (c) the market, or (d) some code that specifically impacts life on this campus.
- Given that we don't have a special "law of the horse", do we have any special"law of the horseless carriage"? and if so why?
- Give an example of a hardware/software system that, in your opinion, shows that the developers were not responsible or not prudent enough to preserve core moral values.
- Draw a picture of the relation between technological determinism, neutralism, utopianism, and realism. Given an example of each.
- Here are two UML diagrams
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showing a telelogical theories and a deontological theory. Which is which?
- Describe a situation with 2 or 3 alternative actions. Sketch out a rough cost/benefit matrix (like that on page 13) for the situation.
- Give an example of an action that a naive user of the internet might do without thought that has negative consequences for a large number of people.
- Give an example of an Internet phenomenon that brings two or more fundamental rights into collision.
- Give an example of a way of acting on the Internet that works if only a few do it, but would bring the Internet to a halt if everybody did it. What is the ethical conclusion?
- Name the four Normative Principles described in the book. Take one of them an create a single sentence definition.
- Name the four normative principles in the book. Select one(1) of them and give an example of how it applies to your activities while programming a computer.
You have 30 minutes to write an essay to answer the question:
Work for next time
Read: Pages 29..51 on Regulation and Government
Write: 1 or 2 pages of rough notes.
Hand in: at start of next class
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- p25::="page 25. a set of discussion questions".
Formulae and Definitions in Alphabetical Order