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Bynum, T. (2008). Computer and information ethics. In E.N. Zalta (Ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2011 Ed.). Retrieved from

Coleman, K.G. (2004). Computing and moral responsibility. In E.N. Zalta (Ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2011 Ed.). Retrieved from

Floridi, L. (2004). Open problems in the philosophy of information. Metaphilosophy, 35(4),554-582. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9973.2004.00336.x

Loui, M.C. & Miller, K.W. (2009). Ethics and professional responsibility in computing. In B.W. Wah (Ed.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering (p.1131-1142). New York: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9780470050118.ecse909

Moor, J. (1985). What is computer ethics? Metaphilosophy, 16(4), 266-275. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9973.1985.tb00173.x



The Case of the Killer Robot


Baase, S. (2008). A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing on the Internet (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Johnson, D.G. (2009). Computer Ethics (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Quinn, M.J. (2011). Ethics for the Information Age(4th ed.). Boston: Addison-Wesley.

Tavani, H.T. (2011). Ethics and Technology: Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.


Ethics in Computing, a resource managed by Dr. Edward F. Gehringer at North Carolina State University.

Computing Cases, a collection of online learning modules by William Frey.

Association for Computing Machinery, Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Association for Computing Machinery, Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism

ACM-IEEE Software Engineering Code of Ethics

Association of Internet Researchers, Ethics Guide

Computing Professionals for Social Responsibility

INSEIT: International Society for Ethics and Information Technology

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