Moral and Political Philosophy of Information Flows


My research falls into three overlapping programs:
Ethics of Care in Digital Culture
Moral and Political Philosophy of Information Flows
Public Philosophy

Activity in my research program in Moral and Political Philosophy of Information Flows includes:

Founding faculty member, ODU Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research (CCSER)


As Faculty Participant: “Bridging the Disciplinary Gaps in Cybersecurity Curricula through General Education, High Impact Practices, and Training for Incoming Freshmen,” NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service.

As Co-PI (20% credit): “Cyber Security Summer Camps at Old Dominion University,” NSA/NSF GenCyber Program.

Mentor/Co-Mentor: “REU Site: Cybersecurity Research in a Multidisciplinary Environment,” NSF undergraduate research opportunity program.

Articles and Book Chapters:

Anderson, T., & Wittkower, D.E. (2017). Why legally downloading music is morally wrong. In R. Shafer-Landau (Ed.), The Ethical Life, Fourth Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wittkower, D.E. (2017). Technology and discrimination. In J. Pitt & A. Shew (Eds.), Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology. New York: Routledge.

Wittkower, D.E. (2016). Lurkers, creepers, and virtuous interactivity: From property rights to consent and care as a conceptual basis for privacy concerns and information ethics. First Monday, v.21(10): n.p.

Jarrett, K., & Wittkower, D.E. (2016). Economies of the Internet (Introduction to Special Issue). First Monday, v.21(10): n.p.

Jarrett, K., & Wittkower, D.E. (Eds.) (2016). Economies of the Internet: Special Issue. First Monday, v.21(10): n.p.

Wittkower, D. E. (2016). Principles of anti-discriminatory design2016 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ETHICS.2016.7560055.

Gehring, D.Z. (MA student in Humanities at ODU), & Wittkower, D.E. (2015). On the sale of community in crowdfunding: Questions of power, inclusion, and value. In, L. Bennett, B. Chin, & B. Jones (Eds.), Crowdfunding the future: Media industries, ethics, and digital society. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Wittkower, D.E. (2015). Social media and the organization man. APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, 15(1): 16–20. By invitation.

Wittkower, D.E. & Rush, L. (2014). Exploiting fluencies: Educational expropriation of social networking site consumer training. Digital Culture and Education (6): 13–29.

Wittkower, D.E. (2014). Facebook and dramauthentic identity: A post-Goffmanian model of identity performance on SNS. First Monday, v.19(4): n.p.

Wittkower, D.E. (2011). On the wrongfulness of strong copyright in e-business. In D. Palmer (Ed.), Ethical issues in e-business (pp. 152–171). IGI Global, 2010. Also anthologized in Global Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, Information Resources Management Association, 2011.


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