Designing a Moral Dilemma Support System

Designing a Moral Dilemma Support System

Kieran Mathieson (Oakland University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-491-0.ch003
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Abstract

Information technology may be able to help people become better ethical decision makers. This chapter explores philosophical and psychological issues underlying the design of a Moral Dilemma Support System (MDSS). The effects of schemas, decision strategies, social information, and emotions on dilemma analysis are considered. MDSS features that would help people understand moral dilemmas, choose a response, and explain analyses are identified.

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