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subjectComputers And Society
authorRobin K. Hill

Voting, Coding, and the Code
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Voting, Coding, and the Code

Voting is more than counting.

Vice Epistemology of the Internet
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Vice Epistemology of the Internet

How can we apply virtue epistemology to the problem of fake news?

Lessons from a First-Year Seminar
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Lessons from a First-Year Seminar

Teaching a first-year seminar to a mixed group musters the basics of computer science.

Variable Vagaries
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Variable Vagaries

The variable, construed as an L-value, makes some offbeat appearances.

The Artificialistic Fallacy
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The Artificialistic Fallacy

Ethics discussions of artificial intelligence reveal a fallacy of omission.

What Is a Variable?
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What Is a Variable?

A stab at a definition, for outsiders, of what we in computing mean by the term "variable" raises more questions than it answers.

FictionStein
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FictionStein

Science fiction like Frankenstein nudges readers to confer humanity but nudges them away from moral fortitude.

Tech U­ser Responsibility
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Tech U­ser Responsibility

User support presents serious challenges that are aggravated by indeterminate client responsibility.

First-Class Philosophical Failure
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First-Class Philosophical Failure

Interrogation of "first-class object" as an analog to human life goes nowhere.

Articulation of Decision Responsibility
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Articulation of Decision Responsibility

Can we establish a locution for the results of a program that does not ascribe decision-making power?

Examples of Phenomenology in Computing
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Examples of Phenomenology in Computing

The branch of philosophy known as phenomenology can broaden our understanding of what is really going on in the tasks we address with computing.

Tech Ethics at Work
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Tech Ethics at Work

Ethics for Tech must address how professional issues play out in the workplace, in real life.

Human Acts and Computer Apps
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Human Acts and Computer Apps

Our behaviors often seem to mimic the procedures that we induce in computers. What questions does that raise?

It's Not the 'Why' Chromosome, It's the 'How'
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It's Not the 'Why' Chromosome, It's the 'How'

Women do like the raw technical aspects of computer science.

On the Ethics of Cyberwar
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On the Ethics of Cyberwar

Keith Abney of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences group of California Polytechnic State University surveys the moral landscape of cyberwar.

Deep Dictionary
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Deep Dictionary

The abstraction from big data on English words of distributed vector representations computing simple semantic aspects has drawn interest from the computing community...

Operating Systems as Possible Worlds
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Operating Systems as Possible Worlds

Is a comparison between operating systems, which are analyzed by software engineers for conditional execution paths, and possible worlds, which are analyzed by...

Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook
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Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook

Facebook, for the sake of its own business integrity and for the sake of the public, should give up any attempt to guarantee veracity in items posted by users.

Fiction as Model Theory
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Fiction as Model Theory

Like model theory, fiction deploys a theory and an interpretation.  An interpretation that makes the statements of the theory true demonstrates consistency, in...

The Work and Inspiration of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers
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The Work and Inspiration of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers

 The Newsletter of the Committee on Computing and Philosophy of the American Philosophical Association offers a wide range of scholarly work in the philosophy of...
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