Ethics books and book chapters
Values at Play in Digital Games
Call Number: GV 1469.17.S63 F63 2014
Publication Date: 2014
All games express and embody human values, providing a compelling arena in which we play out beliefs and ideas. In this book, Mary Flanagan and Helen Nissenbaum present Values at Play, a theoretical and practical framework for identifying socially recognized moral and political values in digital games.
Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames
Call Number: GV 1469.34 .S52 B64 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Videogames are an expressive and a persuasive medium; they represent how real and imagined systems work, and they invite players to interact with those systems and form judgments about them. In this innovative analysis, Ian Bogost examines the way videogames mount arguments and influence players.
Beyond Choices: the Design of Ethical Gameplay
Publication Date: 2013
In Beyond Choices, Miguel Sicart calls for a new generation of video and computer games that are ethically relevant by design. Drawing on philosophy, design theory, literary studies, aesthetics, and interviews with game developers, Sicart provides a systematic account of how games can be designed to challenge and enrich our moral lives.
Publication Date: 2015
The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games Members of the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game. Dangerous Games explores both the history and the sociological significance of this panic.
Ethics in the Virtual World
Publication Date: 2014
Ethics in the Virtual World examines the gamer's enactment of taboo activities in the context of both traditional and contemporary philosophical approaches to morality. The book raises pertinent questions about whether or not there should be a limit to what can be enacted or represented within these games, or if it is all just a game.
Digital Ethics: Research and Practice
Publication Date: 2012
This edited volume contains some of the best research on digital ethics from authors in communication, law, information studies, education, philosophy, political science, computer science, and business on topics that range from sexting to piracy. This groundbreaking volume provides a much-needed resource for scholars and teachers interested in exploring ethics in this new digital world.