Things hid and barr'd from common sense
Friday, July 23, 2021
Ethical Behaviourism and the Moral Risks of Human-Robot Relationships
Over the past few years, I have occasionally defended a position called 'ethical behaviourism '. Ethical behaviourism holds that wh...
Monday, July 19, 2021
93 - Will machines impede moral progress?
Thomas Sinclair (left), Ben Kenward (right) Lots of people are worried about the ethics of AI. One particular area of concern is whether we ...
Friday, July 9, 2021
92 - The Ethics of Virtual Worlds
Are virtual worlds free from the ethical rules of ordinary life? Do they generate their own ethical codes? How do gamers and game designers ...
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
91 - Rights for Robots, Animals and Nature?
Should robots have rights? How about chimpanzees? Or rivers? Many people ask these questions individually, but few people have asked them al...
Monday, June 28, 2021
The Shape of Techno-Moral Revolutions: Lessons from Carlota Perez
Adapted from Perez, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital One thing that is always daunting about scholarship is the sheer incompr...
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Axiological Futurism: The Systematic Study of the Future of Values
Here's a new paper that I have forthcoming in the journal Futures . This paper has had a long gestation. I wrote it more than two and a...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Interviews about Automation and Utopia
I did a few interviews about my book Automation and Utopia over the past year. Once upon a time I was meticulous in documenting and recordi...
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