Artificial Morality: Virtuous Robots for Virtual Games

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Psychology Press, 1992 - Computers - 240 pages
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This book explores the role of artificial intelligence in the development of a claim that morality is person-made and rational. Professor Danielson builds moral robots that do better than amoral competitors in a tournament of games like the Prisoners Dilemma and Chicken. The book thus engages in current controversies over the adequacy of the received theory of rational choice. It sides with Gauthier and McClennan, who extend the devices of rational choice to include moral constraint. Artificial Morality goes further, by promoting communication, testing and copying of principles and by stressing empirical tests.
 

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Contents

FUNDAMENTAL JUSTIFICATION AND GAMES
19
NATURE AND ARTIFICE
39
CONDITIONAL COOPERATION
61
RECIPROCAL COOPERATION
88
Conclusion
110
Conclusion
123
FLEXIBLE PLAYERS
129
INFORMATION AND ITS COSTS
148
CHICKEN
163
DISCRIMINATION FAIRNESS AND SANCTIONS
179
CONCLUSION
195
A GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS
203
Notes
210
Bibliography
229
Index
236
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