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Trust and Virtual Worlds

Contemporary Perspectives


Charles Ess and May Thorseth

Contents: Charles Ess/May Thorseth: Introduction – Charles Ess: Self, Community, and Ethics in Digital Mediatized Worlds – Marianne Richter: ‘Virtual Reality’ and ‘Virtual Actuality’: Remarks on the Use of Technical Terms in Philosophy of Virtuality – Johnny Hartz Søraker: Virtual Entities, Environments, Worlds and Reality: Suggested Definitions and Taxonomy – Mariarosaria Taddeo: The Role of e-Trust in Distributed Artificial Systems – John Weckert: Trusting Software Agents – Annamaria Carusi: Trust in the Virtual/Physical Interworld – Bjørn Myskja: Trust, Lies and Virtuality – Litska Strikwerda: Virtual Child Pornography: Why Images Do Harm from a Moral Perspective – May Thorseth: Virtuality and Trust in Broadened Thinking Online.