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CESG Seminar: Cyberethics and Cyberpolitics: Ethical and Social Issues

January 27 @ 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Room 236C Wisenbaker Engineering Building

Dr. Glen Miller, Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University

Abstract: The increasingly interconnected devices that are now ubiquitous raise a host of concerns about such topics as censorship, propaganda, surveillance, and use control. I develop three lines of thought related to these topics. First, I review the principles that historically have been used to judge acts right or wrong, good or bad, and better or worse, with an eye toward assessing how well they work in the current computing environment. Second, I turn my attention to how recent computing innovations have affected power relationships. Third, I propose two sets of practices and virtues, one for users and one for computing professionals, that I think will be increasingly important given current computing trends.

Bio: Dr. Glen Miller is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. His current research triangulates the history of philosophy, especially ethics and political philosophy, and two emerging areas of ethical concern, the environment and technology. He also regularly teaches a large course on engineering ethics and investigates issues in applied, practical, and professional ethics, including cyberethics.

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Date:
January 27, 2017
Time:
4:10 pm - 5:10 pm