Applied and Anticipatory Ethics: Research in Engineering and Information Computer Technology Ethics
This project presents the work of the project lead, his co-author, and his students with the explicit goal of performing an exploratory analysis that involves applying ethical principles, codes of ethics, and at times legal distinctions to several case studies. The work presented here is meant to be studied, critiqued, and developed into further research.
There are 3 levels of work that will be on display in this project.
- My own work,
- The work of my co-author Michael Nestor and myself, and
- The work of our students.
All of these levels of work represent original research with the explicit goal of performing an exploratory analysis that involves applying ethical principles, codes of ethics, and at times legal distinctions to the subject matter under discussion. The subject matter includes general topics (e.g. aviation ethics), case studies (e.g. ethical issues with Flight MH370), and the study of specific artifacts (e.g. ethical issues related to iPhones).
Four fundamental methods are involved in all of this work:
- Stakeholder-Focused Ethical Analysis
- Post-Phenomenological Artifact-Based Analysis
- Technology-Based Analysis
- Anticipatory Ethical Analysis.
The student work shared here employs a stakeholder-focused ethical analysis. In this type of analysis, technical and ethical issues are identified and ethical principles and codes of ethics are applied from each stakeholder perspective
The goal of this project is to provide a foundation at three levels:
- The topics and cases discussed are an introduction to these subjects for anyone who wants to learn about them,
- Once this material is examined, it can be studied and critiqued, and
- It should also be used to stimulate discussion and further research.
Much of this research is aimed at making explicit the application of ethical theories to a wide variety of cases, subjects, and topics as reference materials and as the basis for developing deeper analysis.
Philosophy/Computer and Information Sciences
Hofferberger Center for Professional Ethics
University of Baltimore
Michael Nestor, PhD
Hussman Institute for Autism
Organizations and universities (including student affiliations) who will develop and use the materials presented here:
Towson University (Towson, Maryland)
Loyola University (Baltimore, Maryland)
University of Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland)
Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists
Start and End Dates
The resources that will be made available on this project will be under continual development.
Richard L. Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
8000 York Road
Department of Philosophy
Wilson and Nestor
Student Work: Spring 2019
- Ethics in 3D Printing - 1
- Ethics in 3D Printing - 2
- Ethics in 3D Printing - 3
- Ethics in Autonomous Vehicles - 1
- Ethics in Autonomous Vehicles - 2
- Ethics in Autonomous Vehicles - 3
- Autonomous Weapons Systems
- Ethics in AI - 1
- Ethics in AI - 2
- Ethics in AI - 3
- Internet of Things - 1
- Internet of Things - 2
- Engineering and Information Computer Technology (ICT)
- ICT and Medicine
- ICT and Business
- Cyber Warefare & Cyber Security