A micro-Ethical View on Computing Practice

Bittner, Peter and Hornecker, Eva (2005) A micro-Ethical View on Computing Practice. In: Critical Computing - Between Sense and Sensibility. Aarhus2005, The Fourth Decennial Aarhus Conference, Aarhus, Denmark.

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Abstract

Critical computing should include a concern for the everyday work practice of IT professionals. We explain our micro-ethical view , which shifts focus towards everyday work culture, seemingly mundane action, and describe what is gained thereby and by preventive ethics. Four scenarios illustrate the situations relevant for our analysis. Reconstructing the history of responsibility uncovers various concepts that provide fields of tension and systematize our analysis. We finish with related research questions relevant for this micro-ethical view that offer a broad field for research, as well as for professional action.

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Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 09:59
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URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37381
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