9. Why Information Ethics must begin with Virtue Ethics

  1. Patrick Allo
  1. Richard Volkman

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396836.ch9

Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information

Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information

How to Cite

Volkman, R. (2011) Why Information Ethics must begin with Virtue Ethics, in Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information (ed P. Allo), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396836.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. Southern Connecticut State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 APR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Metaphilosophy Series in Philosophy

Book Series Editors:

  1. Armen T. Marsoobian,
  2. Brian J. Huschle and
  3. Eric Cavallero

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338676

Online ISBN: 9781444396836

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Keywords:

  • ethics, why information ethics - must begin with virtue ethics;
  • glimpses of truth in IE - foundationalism and extreme impartialism and universalism;
  • Floridi, proposing IE as a solution - to alleged “foundationalist crisis” in computer ethics;
  • ethics, not a question of dealing morally with a given world - question of constructing the world;
  • impartialism and universalism - within limits of reason alone;
  • construction, as vocation of ethics in information age - sorting out what is to be constructed;
  • You Can't See Nothing from Nowhere - all information entities merit respect;
  • sociopoiesis, justice - competition being cooperation, crafting their own stories;
  • reverence from the inside out - embracing local ontologies, states of affairs and entities;
  • ‘The golden key - opening palace of eternity,’ highest certificate of truth

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History, Historicism, and Context

  • Impartialism and Universalism Within the Limits of Reason Alone

  • You Can't See Nothing from Nowhere

  • Sociopoiesis: Justice Means Competition Is Cooperation

  • Reverence from the Inside Out

  • References