The virtual agora: Online ethical dialogues and Professional communities

Alan Tidwell

Abstract


The Greek agora, or market place, was where citizens met to discuss and debate topics of importance. The agora has been resurrected in electronic form, giving voice to many. Like the agora of old this largely unmediated forum provides important new avenues for debate. Examined here is the use of World Wide Web technology in fostering and sustaining ethical debates within and between professional communities.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v4i7.679



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