Questions and Answers Regarding Cyber Ethics

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1) What is critical reasoning, and how can it be applied to ethical issues involving cyber technology? It is a process in which knowledge and experience are applied to various alternatives in consideration in order to achieve the desired objective. It is a process that involves both inductive as well as deductive cognitive skills. Critical thinking is considered as inherent in making sound clinical reasoning. As critical reasoning and thinking make use of logical arguments they most probably lead one towards the evidence of any issue and help one to get down to the root cause of the problem. Hence it becomes a very crucial as well as vital part of the process that is constructed to resolve an ethical violation issue related to cyber technology. 4) What role or purpose do arguments play in helping us to resolve issues in cyber ethics? An argument has three important attributes that makes it extremely significant where the solution of an ethical issue is considered. These characteristics are: An argument is a form of reasoning It is comprised of claims such as statements or assertions Its aim is to establish a conclusion based on evidence which is supported by one or more claims 13) What is the Ad Hominem Fallacy? Provide an example of this fallacy in the context of cyber ethics. It is a form of argument where an attack is intended towards the person rather than the substance of the argument made by that individual. Sometimes the attacker resorts towards a bit of sarcasm which is also directed towards the one being attacked. It can be considered as the logical fallacy of attempting to undermine the speaker’s argument by means of attacking the speaker instead of addressing the argument 14) What is the Slippery Slope Fallacy? Pr... ... middle of paper ... .... In this example there is a fallacy that it might not be true that the singer of the album has 5 million fans or not. Therefore, this argument does not prove that album is a record or not. 20) What is the Virtuality Fallacy? Provide an example of this fallacy in the context of cyber ethics. There are different forms of the virtuality fallacy which are stated below: X is present in the cyberspace and the cyberspace is virtual. The conclusion of this will be that X and the effect of the X are not real and are imaginary. There are many people that defend the online techniques like the launching of the viruses and entering in the computer systems of other people in an unauthorized way. These people believe that these activities have no harm to the people. This means that if harm is not physical then it will not be real. Therefore there is a fallacy in the virtuality.
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