Digital Morality and Ethics

Digital Morality and Ethics

P. Danielson (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-789-8.ch058
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Abstract

While “digital morality” and “digital ethics” may sound strange, the technologies that drive digital government and democracy operate as well in these less formal areas of social regulation. Information technologies can affect morality and ethics at several levels: facilitating compliance with moral rules, altering the formation of norms and rules, and aiding the ethical assessment of rules. This article sketches an account of ethical decision-making which lets us explore some threats and opportunities of the emerging technologies of digital morality and ethics.

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