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Ethical Questions in the Work of Hans Jonas in Informatics and Information Science


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Nadrljanski, Đorđe and Nadrljanski, Mila and Zokić, Mira. (2009). Ethical Questions in the Work of Hans Jonas in Informatics and Information Science. In: 2nd International Conference “The Future of Information Sciences: INFuture2009 – Digital Resources and Knowledge Sharing”, 4-6 November 2009, Zagreb, Croatia.

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Society in which we live today is on a lesser scale determined by the manufacture of material goods, and increasingly determined by the exchange of information and knowledge, as well as by communication over-networking. Introduction of ethics into informatics proves that modern science should also comply with ethical standards, adjusted to technology, as the grounds of basic human values. The ethics of informatics determines an ethical framework in the procedure of collecting, processing and the use of data, and it is based upon unquestionable ethical premises, as well as on those that have imposed themselves during informatics development: information privacy, openness, safety, availability and justification of their violation. The main goal of this paper is to bring those theses into connection with informatics and handling computers, and then to discuss about possible consequences connected with jobs of informatics experts, that primarily refer to their area of expertise. Ethics is, in general communication, rather loaded or even overloaded by morality, so its practical meaning – or practical meaning of ethical efforts – is often no longer recognizable.

Item Type: Published conference work (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: responsibility, ethics, informatics, information science application of computers
Subjects: Information sciences
Departments: Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 09:27
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 09:27

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