David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):97-108 (2008)
An important question one can ask of ethical theories is whether and how they aim to raise claims to universality. This refers to the subject area that they intend to describe or govern and also to the question whether they claim to be binding for all (moral) agents. This paper discusses the question of universality of Luciano Floridi’s information ethics (IE). This is done by introducing the theory and discussing its conceptual foundations and applications. The emphasis will be placed on the ontological grounding of IE. IE’s claims to universality will be contrasted with those raised by discourse ethics. This comparison of two pertinent ethical theories allows for a critical discussion of areas where IE currently has room for elaboration and development.
|Keywords||Luciano Floridi discourse ethics information ethics ontology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Richard Volkman (2010). Why Information Ethics Must Begin with Virtue Ethics. Metaphilosophy 41 (3):380-401.
Similar books and articles
Bernd Carsten Stahl (2004). Information, Ethics, and Computers: The Problem of Autonomous Moral Agents. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 14 (1):67-83.
Theresa Waynand Tobin (2005). The Non-Modularity of Moral Knowledge. Social Philosophy Today 21:33-50.
Rafael Capurro (2006). Towards an Ontological Foundation of Information Ethics. Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):175-186.
Carroll Guen Hart (1993). "Power in the Service of Love": John Dewey's Logic and the Dream of a Common Language. Hypatia 8 (2):190 - 214.
Tom L. Beauchamp (2003). A Defense of the Common Morality. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 13 (3):259-274.
Robert G. Turnbull (1960). Imperatives, Logic, and Moral Obligation. Philosophy of Science 27 (4):374-390.
Christopher Cordner (2004). Foucault and Ethical Universality. Inquiry 47 (6):580 – 596.
Stephen H. Phillips (2002). Does Classicism Explain Universality? Minds and Machines 12 (3):423-434.
Jon Simons (2001). Democracy is a Failure Worthy of Infinite Repetition. Critical Horizons 2 (1):127-148.
Luciano Floridi (1999). Information Ethics: On the Philosophical Foundation of Computer Ethics. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 1 (1):33-52.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads21 ( #96,042 of 1,692,540 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #57,552 of 1,692,540 )
How can I increase my downloads?