An analysis of machine ethics from the perspective of autonomy

Mario Verdicchio

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Machine ethics has been proposed as a new discipline at the intersection of ethics and computer science, aimed at investigating computational models of ethical principles to be embedded into the autonomous software and robotic systems to come. This work provides a view on the current research on autonomous systems and aims to show that classic ethics guiding human researchers is what is really needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy and Computing
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Logic, and Ethics
EditorsThomas Powers
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-61043-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-61042-9
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Oct 2017

Publication series

NamePhilosophical Studies
ISSN (Print)0921-8599
ISSN (Electronic)2542-8349


  • Autonomy
  • Ethics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Planning
  • Simulation
  • Robotic Systems


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