Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives takes a global approach to the diverse ethical issues created by information and communication technologies and their possible resolutions. Comprehensive chapters describe the problems and possibilities of genuinely global information ethics, which are urgently needed as information and communication technologies continue their exponential growth. International experts from diverse backgrounds address both theoretical and culture-specific issues in explicit detail. This Premier Reference Source provides the most thorough examination of the information technology ethics field.
About the Author
Dr. Soraj Hongladarom is an associate professor of philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics of Science and Technology at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He obtained a B.A. degree (First Class Honors) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He has published books and articles on such diverse issues as bioethics, computer ethics, and the roles that science and technology play in the culture of developing countries. His works have appeared in Eubios: Journal of Asian and International Bioethics, The Information Society, AI & Society, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, and Social Epistemology, among others. Dr. Charles Ess is a Distinguished Research Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Drury University, USA. He completed his undergraduate majors in Philosophy (with Honors) and German from Texas Christian University, USA. Ess earned his Masters and Ph.D. in philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, USA, with additional Ph.D. research as a Bundesstipendiat at the University of ZÃ¼rich, Switzerland. Dr. Ess has received awards for teaching excellence and scholarship, and published in comparative (East-West) philosophy, applied ethics, discourse ethics, history of philosophy, feminist Biblical studies, and computer-mediated communication (CMC).