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Designing a Moral Dilemma Support System

Designing a Moral Dilemma Support System
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Author(s): Kieran Mathieson (Oakland University, USA)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 15
Source title: Information Ethics: Privacy and Intellectual Property
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Lee Freeman (West Virginia University, USA) and A. Graham Peace (West Virginia University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-491-0.ch003

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Abstract

Information technology may be able to help people become better ethical decision makers. This chapter explores philosophical and psychological issues underlying the design of a Moral Dilemma Support System (MDSS). The effects of schemas, decision strategies, social information, and emotions on dilemma analysis are considered. MDSS features that would help people understand moral dilemmas, choose a response, and explain analyses are identified.

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