Law, Governance and Technology Series

The Ethics of Information Warfare

Editors: Floridi, Luciano, Taddeo, Mariarosaria (Eds.)

  • Presents interdisciplinary and comprehensive analyses of both theoretical and applied problems
  • Focuses explicitly on ethics of information warfare
  • Identifies key issues and approaches in the debate on the ethics of information warfare
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About this book

This book offers an overview of the ethical problems posed by Information Warfare, and of the different approaches and methods used to solve them, in order to provide the reader with a better grasp of the ethical conundrums posed by this new form of warfare.

The volume is divided into three parts, each comprising four chapters. The first part focuses on issues pertaining to the concept of Information Warfare and the clarifications that need to be made in order to address its ethical implications. The second part collects contributions focusing on Just War Theory and its application to the case of Information Warfare. The third part adopts alternative approaches to Just War Theory for analysing the ethical implications of this phenomenon. Finally, an afterword by Neelie Kroes - Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner - concludes the volume. Her contribution describes the interests and commitments of the European Digital Agenda with respect to research for the development and deployment of robots in various circumstances, including warfare.

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“This compilation reviews the distinctive issues associated with informational warfare—war waged through new information and communications technologies (ICTs). ICTs are used to improve the strategies of conventional war by aiding intelligence gathering, coordinating weapons and troops, and disseminating wartime propaganda.  … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (D. Hurst, Choice, Vol. 52 (5), January, 2015)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Fog in the Fifth Dimension: The Ethics of Cyber-War

    Orend, Brian

    Pages 3-23

  • The Future Impact of a Long Period of Limited Cyberwarfare on the Ethics of Warfare

    Dipert, Randall R.

    Pages 25-37

  • Is Warfare the Right Frame for the Cyber Debate?

    Lin, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Technology, Information, and Modern Warfare: Challenges and Prospects in the 21st Century

    McCormack, Wayne (et al.)

    Pages 61-70

  • Permissible Preventive Cyberwar: Restricting Cyber Conflict to Justified Military Targets

    Lucas, George R.

    Pages 73-83

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-04135-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-04134-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38006-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ethics of Information Warfare
Editors
  • Luciano Floridi
  • Mariarosaria Taddeo
Series Title
Law, Governance and Technology Series
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014 Chapter 5 and 6 were created within the capacity of an US governmental employment. US copyright protection does not apply.
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04135-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04135-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04134-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38006-3
Series ISSN
2352-1902
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 211
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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