Information ethics: an environmental approach to the digital divide

Philosophy in the Contemporary World 9 (1):39–45 (2002)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

As a full expression of techne, the information society has already posed fundamental ethical problems, whose complexity and global dimensions are rapidlyevolving. What is the best strategy to construct an information society that is ethically sound? This is the question I discuss in this paper. The task is to formulate aninformation ethics that can treat the world of data, information, knowledge and communication as a new environment, the infosphere. This information ethics must be able to address and solve the ethical challenges arising in the new environment on the basis of the fundamental principles of respect for information, its conservation and valorisation. It must be an ecological ethics for the information environment.

Similar books and articles

Information ethics: on the philosophical foundation of computer ethics.Luciano Floridi - 1999 - Ethics and Information Technology 1 (1):33–52.
The ethics of information transparency.Matteo Turilli & Luciano Floridi - 2009 - Ethics and Information Technology 11 (2):105-112.
Information ethics and the law of data representations.Dan L. Burk - 2008 - Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):135-147.
Towards an ontological foundation of information ethics.Rafael Capurro - 2006 - Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):175-186.
Do we have moral duties towards information objects?Philip Brey - 2008 - Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):109-114.
Just consequentialism and computing.James H. Moor - 1999 - Ethics and Information Technology 1 (1):61-65.
On Floridi’s metaphysical foundation of information ecology.Rafael Capurro - 2008 - Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):167-173.
Epistemic value theory and information ethics.Don Fallis - 2004 - Minds and Machines 14 (1):101-117.
A pragmatic evaluation of the theory of information ethics.Mikko Siponen - 2004 - Ethics and Information Technology 6 (4):279-290.

Analytics

Added to PP
2012-03-18

Downloads
400 (#43,385)

6 months
137 (#19,487)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Luciano Floridi
Yale University

Citations of this work

On the morality of artificial agents.Luciano Floridi & J. W. Sanders - 2004 - Minds and Machines 14 (3):349-379.
Distributed morality in an information society.Luciano Floridi - 2013 - Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (3):727-743.
Information ethics, its nature and scope.Luciano Floridi - 2006 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 36 (2):21-36.
A look into the future impact of ICT on our lives.Luciano Floridi - 2007 - The Information Society 23 (1):59-64.
Information technologies and the tragedy of the good will.Luciano Floridi - 2006 - Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):253–262.

View all 22 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references