Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Philosophy Wire: Ethics without free will… No ethics at all…

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Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2019-11-05]: A self-driving grocery delivery car that will sacrifice itself to save pedestrians. [1] We might think this is truly good. But it is exactly the opposite. There is no ethics without free will. Program a robot to do good. And you will only prove that it is as easy to program it to do harm…

Look at that car automatically avoiding people. How nice… 
Look at that Nazi following orders. How horrible… 

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