Ethics is Fragile, Goodness is Not

  • Fernando Leal
Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


This paper first illustrates what kind of ethical issues arise from the new information, communication and automation technology. It then argues that we may embrace the popular idea that technology is ethically neutral or even ambivalent without having to close our eyes to those issues and in fact, that the ethical neutrality of technology makes them all the more urgent. Finally, it suggests that the widely ignored fact of normal responsible behaviour offers a new and fruitful starting point for any future thinking about such issues.


Skills Deskilling Communication Control Privacy Identity Ethical neutrality Discourse Responsibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Leal
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  1. 1.University of GuadalajaraMexico

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