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Two New Philosophical Problems for Robo-Ethics

by Jeff Buechner 1,2
1
Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University-Newark, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
2
Saul Kripke Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY 10016, USA
Information 2018, 9(10), 256; https://doi.org/10.3390/info9100256
Received: 27 August 2018 / Revised: 23 September 2018 / Accepted: 16 October 2018 / Published: 18 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue ROBOETHICS)
The purpose of this paper is to describe two new philosophical problems for robo-ethics. When one considers the kinds of philosophical problems that arise in the emerging field of robo-ethics, one typically thinks of issues that concern agency, autonomy, rights, consciousness, warfare/military applications, employment and work, the impact for elder-care, and many others. All of these philosophical problems are well known. However, this paper describes two new philosophical problems for robo-ethics that have not been previously addressed in the literature. The author’s view is that if these philosophical problems are not solved, some aspects of robo-ethics research and development will be challenged. View Full-Text
Keywords: robo-ethics; robo-agents; moral reasoning; computational models of moral reasoning; functionalism; reliability; Saul Kripke robo-ethics; robo-agents; moral reasoning; computational models of moral reasoning; functionalism; reliability; Saul Kripke
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Buechner, J. Two New Philosophical Problems for Robo-Ethics. Information 2018, 9, 256.

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