Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 30 (4):10-16 (2000)

Philip Brey
University of Twente
This essay provides a critique of mainstream computer ethics and argues for the importance of a complementary approach called disclosive computer ethics, which is concerned with the moral deciphering of embedded values and norms in computer systems, applications and practices. Also, four key values are proposed as starting points for disclosive studies in computer ethics: justice, autonomy, democracy and privacy. Finally, it is argued that research in disclosive computer ethics should be multi-level and interdisciplinary, distinguishing between a disclosure level, a theoretical level, and an an application level.
Keywords applied ethics   disclosive computer ethics   ethics of design   interdisciplinary research   method   value-sensitive design
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DOI 10.1145/572260.572264
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