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Responsibility and Robot Ethics: A Critical Overview

Philosophy of Media and Technology, University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Philosophies 2019, 4(4), 58; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies4040058 (registering DOI)
Received: 13 July 2019 / Revised: 11 October 2019 / Accepted: 23 October 2019 / Published: 8 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Philosophy and the Ethics of Technology)
This paper has three concerns: first, it represents an etymological and genealogical study of the phenomenon of responsibility. Secondly, it gives an overview of the three fields of robot ethics as a philosophical discipline and discusses the fundamental questions that arise within these three fields. Thirdly, it will be explained how in these three fields of robot ethics is spoken about responsibility and how responsibility is attributed in general. As a philosophical paper, it presents a theoretical approach and no practical suggestions are made as to which robots should bear responsibility under which circumstances or how guidelines should be formulated in which a responsible use of robots is outlined.
Keywords: robots; responsibility; moral agency; moral patiency; inclusive approaches robots; responsibility; moral agency; moral patiency; inclusive approaches
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Loh, J. Responsibility and Robot Ethics: A Critical Overview. Philosophies 2019, 4, 58.

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