Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professor John Weckert

Professor John Weckert

John Weckert is Professor of Computer Ethics in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, an Australian Research Council funded centre. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Springer journal Nanoethics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale.

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Teaching

PhD supervision of topics including information and identity, human enhancement and nano- and neurotechnology, technology and human flourishing, technology and trust, the ethics of development, philosophy of information.

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Research

  • Ethics and philosophy of technology, particularly Information technology and Nanotechnology.

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Professional Activities

Memberships
  • Australian Computer Society

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Selected Publications

Books
  • Richard Lucas and john Weckert, An Integrity System for ICT: Incorporating Ethics into Industry, Wiley-Blackwell (under contract)
  • James Moor and John Weckert, Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology, MIT Press (under contract).
  • Jeroen van den Hoven and John Weckert (eds). Information Technology and Moral Philosophy . Cambridge University Press (2008)
  • John Weckert (ed). Computer Ethics, Ashgate (2007).
  • Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin, James Moor and John Weckert, (eds), Nanotechnology: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology, Wiley (2007).
  • Emma Rooksby and John Weckert (eds). Information Technology and Social Justice, Idea Group (2007).
Book chapters
  • John Weckert and Adam Henschke "Computer Ethics and Applied Contexts" in Luciano Floridi (ed), A Philosophical Introduction to Computer Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • John Weckert "Technological Determinism, Values, and The Precautionary Principle in Nanotechnology" in Zoloth, Laurie (ed) The Social Scale: Nanotechnology and the Weight of Justice, MIT Press (in press).
  • John Weckert "Nanoethics" in Kyrre, Jan, Olsen, Berg, Pedersen, Stig Andur and Hendricks, Vincent F. (eds) A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology, Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell (2009).
  • Peter White, Irfan Altas, Jason Howarth and John Weckert, "An internal enterprise framework for identity based mamagement" in Conferences in Research and Practice in IT (forthcoming 2008).
  • John Weckert " An Approach to Nanoethics"in Graeme Hodge, Diana Bowman and Karinne Ludlow (eds), New Global Regulatory Frontiers: The Age of Nanotechnology , Edward Elgar (2007).
Articles in Refereed Journals
  • John Weckert, "In defence of the precautionary principle", IEEE Computers and Society (in press).
  • Forbes Gibb, Clare Thornley, John Weckert and Stewart Ferguson, "The application of RFIDs in libraries: an assessment of technological, management and professional issues" International Journal of Information Management International Journal of Information Management (in press).
  • Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin, James Moor and John Weckert "Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers" Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology (in press)
  • John Weckert (2010) "Nanotechnology, health and energy" Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, 11, 45-55.
  • Rashid, Awais, Weckert John and Lucas, Richard "Software engineering ethics in a digital world" Computer, 34-41 IEEE Computer (2009). (Guest editors’ introduction to a special cover feature).
  • Zia, T., Al-Saggaf, Y., Islam, M. Z., Zheng, L., and Weckert, J. (2009). "The Digital Divide in Asia: Cases from Yemen, Bangladesh, Pakistan and China", Journal of Information Ethics, 18(2), pp. 50 – 76.
  • John Weckert "Giving and taking offence in a global context" International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 2007, 25-35.

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