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Distributed Morality in an Information Society.
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PMID:  23197312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The phenomenon of distributed knowledge is well-known in epistemic logic. In this paper, a similar phenomenon in ethics, somewhat neglected so far, is investigated, namely distributed morality. The article explains the nature of distributed morality, as a feature of moral agency, and explores the implications of its occurrence in advanced information societies. In the course of the analysis, the concept of infraethics is introduced, in order to refer to the ensemble of moral enablers, which, although morally neutral per se, can significantly facilitate or hinder both positive and negative moral behaviours.
Authors:
Luciano Floridi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science and engineering ethics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-5546     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci Eng Ethics     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516228     Medline TA:  Sci Eng Ethics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, UK, l.floridi@herts.ac.uk.
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