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Human Rights in an Information Age : A Philosophical Analysis / Gregory J. Walters.

Author/Creator:
Walters, Gregory J., author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Human rights -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Human rights -- Philosophy.
Information society.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
How can we balance new information technology practices with human rights? In Human Rights in an Information Age, Gregory Walters analyses Canadian and global information highway policy and practices regarding the Internet, e-commerce, public health and safety, privacy and security, and information warfare from a philosophical, human rights framework that views freedom and well-being as the necessary conditions of human action. Walters situates the information age revolution within the broader historical and technological situation of modernity. Drawing on the action-based philosophical human rights framework of Alan Gewirth, Walters applies the Principle of Generic Consistency to a host of policy issues, and argues that values of mutuality, trust, and social solidarity are increasingly vital to the promotion and protection of human dignity and human rights in the information age.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Foreword / Gewirth, Alan
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. The Philosophical Framework
2. Information Highway Policy and E-Commerce Strategy
3. The Informational Economy, Work, and Productive Agency
4. Privacy and Security Policy: The Historical Situation
5. Privacy and Security: An Ethical Analysis
6. Information Warfare
7. Information Warfare and Deterrence
Conclusion: Towards a Global Community of Rights in the Information Age
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781442675926
OCLC:
1013962605
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442675926 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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