Ethics, Right And Wrong, And Good And Evil Essay

730 Words Jul 9th, 2016 3 Pages
Introduction

“The concepts of ethics, character, right and wrong, and good and evil have captivated

humankind ever since we began to live in groups, communicate, and pass judgment on each

others ' actions based on motivation, group rules and norms, and intermediate and end results.”

After reading that in the syllabus, I became incredibly intrigued as to what was to come in this

class. Ethics not only effects information technology but the whole world and throughout the

course we have been able to link ethical considerations to all aspects, with focus on information

technology.

Takeaways

The amount of ethical dilemmas we as IT professionals will face throughout are career is

unlimited. This line of work inherently comes with ethical considerations each and everyday. At

the beginning of the course I did not realize the amount of different ethical perspectives there

were ahead. As the course progressed we learned various ethical stances that justify each position

a person can take. Along with basic ethical justifications on the rights and wrongs, we learned

about strictly computer ethics. James H. Moor defined computer ethics as “the analysis of the

nature and social impact of computer technology and the corresponding formulation and

justification of policies for the ethical use of such technology” (Moor, 1985, p.266). The

definition speaks volumes to overall basis of ethics within computer technology.

Impact

Before this class ethics was not…

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