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Machine Question Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0262017431

ISBN-13: 9780262017435

Edition: 2012

Authors: David J. Gunkel

List price: $41.00
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One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. Much recent attention has been devoted to the "animal question"--consideration of the moral status of nonhuman animals. In this book, David Gunkel takes up the "machine question": whether and to what extent intelligent and autonomous machines of our own making can be considered to have legitimate moral responsibilities and any legitimate claim to moral consideration. The machine question poses a fundamental challenge to moral thinking, questioning the traditional philosophical conceptualization of technology as a tool or instrument to be used by human agents. Gunkel begins by…    
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Moral Agency
Introduction
Agency
The Mechanisms of Exclusion
The Mechanisms of Inclusion
Personal Properties
Turing Tests and Other Demonstrations
Personal Problems and Alternatives
Rethinking Moral Agency
Functional Morality
Summary
Moral Patiency
Introduction
Patient-Oriented Approaches
The Question of the Animal
Terminological Problems
Epistemological Problems
Ethical Problems
Methodological Problems
Information Ethics
Summary
Thinking Otherwise
Introduction
Decentering the Subject
The Ethics of Social Construction
Another Alternative
The Animal Other
Other Things
Machinic Others
Ulterior Morals
Notes
References
Index