On the Question of Ethics Evaluation in the Digital Economy
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- ethics, morality, digital economy, social structure, social practices, postmodern
This article focuses on the assessment of moral imperatives and ethics in a digital economy. The main goal of the article is to develop recommendations for authors aimed at creating the prerequisites for assessing the ethics of social practices in the digital economy. The main problem of the article is the lack of a unified methodological paradigm describing social practices in the digital economy. The main research methods were general scientific and special methods, in particular dialectic, systemic, comparative analysis, as well as the method of logical modeling in the development of authors’ recommendations. The article considers the problem of assessing the ethics of social practices in a digital economy based on the methodological approaches of structural functionalism and postmodernism. A number of scientific and practical problems associated with the assessment of ethics from various methodological positions are identified. Based on the results of the analysis, it is concluded that the main problem of the consumption of an information product that is quite common in the digital economy is extremely problematic to determine whether its consumption is a form of social practice (activity). The problem of the persistence of moral imperatives in postmodern conditions is also considered, which is a problem for conducting an assessment. The concept is formulated, according to which, to assess the ethics of social practices, it is necessary to evaluate not only consumer behavior itself, but also to establish the subjects of its initiators. Insists on the importance of such an assessment and the establishment of clear criteria for such an assessment. It is noted that the attempts of some authors to consider a society using the digital economy as classless are premature. Consumption and its forms, according to the authors, are a product of the social hierarchy, and attempts to get away from establishing the subject of influence and its role in the formation of certain consumption practices are an instrument of social manipulation. The main directions of further research should be scientific research in improving the methodology of structural functionalism in describing the practice of individuals in the digital economy.
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TY - CONF AU - D.N. Jadranskii AU - E.V. Chumak AU - Sh.A. Gurganyan PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/01 TI - On the Question of Ethics Evaluation in the Digital Economy BT - Proceedings of the Russian Conference on Digital Economy and Knowledge Management (RuDEcK 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 257 EP - 260 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200730.048 DO - 10.2991/aebmr.k.200730.048 ID - Jadranskii2020 ER -