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John Snapper

John Snapper

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Academic Policy Coordinator

Phone: 

312.567.3008

Fax: 

312.567.5187

Email: 

Office: 

SH 229

Education 

Ph.D., University of Chicago, Philosophy

Research Interests 

Ethical issues confronting the software community
Philosophical foundations for property policies
Theory of the Fine Arts, since 1900
History of philosophical skepticism, from classical Greece to today

Selected Publications 

Books

Owning Information, co-edited with Vivian Weil, Rutgers Press, 1989.

Ethical Issues in Computer Use, co-edited with Deborah Johnson, Wadsworth, 1984.

Articles

"Responsibility for Computer-Based Decisions in Health Care" in Ethics Computing and Medicine, ed. Ken Goodman, Cambridge Press, 1998.

"Overview: Intellectual Property Protections for Computer Software," inComputer Ethics and Social Values. ed. Deborah Johnson & Helen Nissenbaum, Prentice Hall, 1995.

“The Ownership of Ideas in Computer Software," in Software Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights, ed. T.W. Bynum, et al., Research Center on Coputing and Society, 1992.

"Theoretical Bases for the Regulation of Intellectual Property," Social Epistemology, Jan 1990.

"When Computer Misuse is not a Violation of Privacy," in The Information Web, ed. Carol Gould, Westview Press, 1988.