By Jacques Berleur (auth.), Jacques Berleur, Diane Whitehouse (eds.)

Many demanding situations lie forward within the improvement of a world info society. tradition and democracy are parts that may be less than specific hazard. The ebook displays on ultra-modern advanced and unsure cultural and democratic advancements bobbing up due to an more and more worldwide, technologically-connected international. particularly it specializes in the web, reading new metaphors for communique, defining the problems at stake and providing thoughts, activities and options. one of the concerns mentioned have been: multi-cultural advancements; cultural sensitivities and the involvement of cultural minorities; iteration gaps; gender matters; know-how entry for the aged and the disabled; know-how transfer.

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This volume), Culture and democracy revisited in the global information society: Summary of a position paper Berleur, J. (1996a), Final Remarks: Ethics, Self-Regulation and Democracy. Ethics of Computing: Codes, Spaces for Discussion and Law, Berleur, J. , Eds (1996), op. , pp. 241-253 Berleur, J. and d'Udekem-Gevers, M. (1996) Codes ofEthics Within IFIP and Other Computer Societies. Ethics of Computing: Codes, Spaces for Discussion and Law, Berleur, J. , Eds (1996), op. , pp. F. , and Regan, B.

Science' has become to mean natural sciences only. Nor was technology a separate field of knowledge from the beginning, although the Greek distinguished between three types of knowledge; scientific knowledge in its original and holistic sense (episteme), skills (techne) and practical wisdom or knowing how to behave correctly in a moral way (phronesis). Skills included craftmanship and understanding the nature of the material to be worked upon. Despite the name 'techne' for skills, I presume that technology does not belong there but should be considered part of episteme instead.

In order to identify issues and appropriate Principles, the rights and obligations set out in various ethical statements and codes were examined by the principal author. , this volume; Berleur and Brunnstein, 1996; Australian Privacy Charter Council, 1994, located on the World Wide Web, or distributed electronically, for example, Clarke 1996, WWWa; 1996, WWWb; Durango Declarations, 1995, WWW; Merel 1996, WWW; Kling 1996). • A general literature search of CD-Rom databases, Internet World Wide Web sites and published journals and books by the principal author.

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