Ethics in the Virtual World: The Morality and Psychology of Gaming

1st Edition

Garry Young

Routledge
Published February 28, 2013
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781844655502 - CAT# Y175172

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Summary

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 argues that it is more productive to consider what individuals are able to cope with psychologically than to determine whether a virtual act or representation is necessarily good or bad. The book raises pertinent questions about one of the most rapidly expanding leisure pursuits in western culture: should virtual enactments warrant moral interest? Should there be a limit to what can be enacted or represented within these games? Or, is it all just a game?

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