Robot Responsibility and Moral Community

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dc.contributor.author Gogoshin, Dane Leigh
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-22T10:08:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-22T10:08:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-22
dc.identifier.citation Gogoshin , D L 2021 , ' Robot Responsibility and Moral Community ' , Frontiers in robotics and AI . https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2021.768092
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6534-0714/work/103596255
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336585
dc.description.abstract It is almost a foregone conclusion that robots cannot be morally responsible agents, both because they lack traditional features of moral agency like consciousness, intentionality, or empathy, and because of the apparent senselessness of holding them accountable. Moreover, although some theorists include them in the moral community as moral patients, on the Strawsonian picture of moral community as requiring moral responsibility, robots are typically excluded from membership. By looking closely at our actual moral responsibility practices, however, I determine that the agency reflected and cultivated by them is limited to the kind of moral agency of which some robots are capable, not the philosophically demanding sort behind the traditional view. Hence, moral rule-abiding robots (if feasible) can be sufficiently morally responsible and thus moral community members, despite certain deficits. Alternative accountability structures could address these deficits, which I argue ought to be in place for those existing moral community members who share these deficits. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Frontiers in robotics and AI
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 611 Philosophy
dc.subject moral responsibility
dc.subject moral agency
dc.subject robot moral agency
dc.subject artificial moral responsibility
dc.subject accountability structures
dc.title Robot Responsibility and Moral Community en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
dc.contributor.organization RADAR: Robophilosophy, AI ethics and Datafication Research
dc.contributor.organization Doctoral Programme in Philosophy, Arts, and Society
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2021.768092
dc.relation.issn 2296-9144
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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