Is There a Place for Cyberethics? A Conceptual Look at the Effects of Cybertechnology on Ethics and Communications in Cyberspace

Seyed Mahmood Farjami

Abstract


Cyberethics contains includes morality and law in cyberspace. There are two main ideas concerning cyberethics: one suggests that cyberethics can simply be modeled on the same codes of practice as professional ethics for other technologies. The other asserts that unlike most previous technologies, cybertechnology can be shaped and modeled to perform a variety of functions and therefore requires a new paradigm for applied ethics.
This paper supports the latter assertion and by examining a series of ethical issues in cyberspace tries to show that these ethical problems can be so complicated that they are impossible to consider and understand from outside of cyberspace.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v8n4p148

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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