This paper lays out the conceptual groundwork for a long-term project examining ethical issues raised when addressing the value of knowledge to a knowledge economy. The project includes a series of papers on specific topics that interrelate to the subjects of knowledge, ethics and organizations. While some of the planned articles for the project will have a practical focus, others, such as this one, will be conceptual in nature. The following outlines selected key concepts for an ethics of knowledge and their relationship with cognate areas of inquiry and practice.

About Author

Norman Mooradian has had a multifaceted career working as an information professional and as an academic focusing on digital ethics. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from the Ohio State University. He also completed graduate courses in Legal Studies at the University of Illinois and attained the CIPP/US Information Privacy Professional Certification from the IAPP. Dr. Mooradian has published articles in areas such as information ethics, business ethics, information privacy, enterprise content management (ecm), knowledge management, and virtual reality, and he is the author of Ethics for Records and Information Management (2018, ALA). His research and teaching interests connect concepts from applied ethics, epistemology and ontology to the information sciences.

Prior to joining the faculty in the School of Information at SJSU, he was the Customer Education Manager at Konica Minolta in the Intelligent Information Management Division and worked in the IIM/ECM field for over 20 years in a variety of roles. Norman has been active in the information fields, serving on standards committees for trusted systems, and has presented on numerous occasions for professional association groups such as ARMA and AIIM.

Recommended Citation

Mooradian, N. (2024). Knowledge ethics: Conceptual preliminaries scope and justification. School of Information Student Research Journal, 13(2). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/ vol13/iss2/1