This is a justifiable and supportive way of interpreting the fields of modern technological and ethical understanding. The author, Sara Baase, helps readers grasp the ethical concepts within the text. Baase explains the focus on computer economic, ethics, politics and the dilemma that can be misconstrued or misguided within the digital divide. Baase explains concerns and issues that reader/reviewers may face in the field of study. It can be said that this text helps develop a better understanding of the technological aspects of ethical computing, within society. Baase?s works have been revised 3 times. This is the 3rd edition of her works.

Immanuel Kant?s, deontologist, theory can be reviewed as an assumption of equality and rule following. Because, Kant believes that humans should be rational, rather than irrational. Kant?s belief is that if something is rightfully working out for one individual, then, it should work out just as well for others. However, this theory can be questioned to show fault. The idea that something will rightfully work out for one, doesn?t justify that it will follow suit for others.

To assume that the use of a stolen answer key will provide the right series of numbers, on a quiz, doesn?t make it ethical. Just because someone suggests that it will work out for the benefit of the team, doesn?t make it the right thing to do. Alternatively, within the text, a more realistic approach could better suit the circumstances of ethical chance. Consequentialism takes into account the fact that variations change with the vastness of individuals, within a given situation. The more hours spent studying increases the odds of a higher grade average, versing, less hours studying contributing to a lower grade average. Not everyone will have the same outcome.

John Stuart Mills takes the approach in the realm of the consequentialist. By using the logic of utility, an individual?s happiness is conducive to the input of utilitarianism. Not everyone can be eternally happy, the order of consequence has a major effect on the outcome. The answer key may have been stolen and utilized by several individuals. They may have even passed the test without being detected. But, the true success of happiness comes from those that focused on studying hard, putting in the hours and grinding out a result worth being happy about. Baase shows how Mills indicates that by following a utilitarian theory individuals would prefer to follow the ethical rule of not violating order.

Baase also discusses the fact that there is no simple rule to ethical behavior and rules. To assume that every situation has the same outcome would be juvenile. Social settings usually help set the order of ethical rule and behavior, based off of experience and circumstances. Time is also a conduit to the pattern for which right and wrong can be portrayed.

To summarize this text written by Sara Baase, technology has advanced to the point in which ethical behavior must be reviewed and understood. By doing so, society will be able to grasp a better understanding of the right and just way of conducting business and communication across the globe. If the answers are there for the taking, does it mean that it should be reviewed, copied and regurgitated for personal gain? Of course not, ethical behavior should be just, in order to have a true balance in society.