Artificial Morality: Virtuous Robots for Virtual Games

Artificial Morality: Virtuous Robots for Virtual Games

by Peter Danielson
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415034845
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1210L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
How to avoid reading some of this book
Pt. IMethod
1Rationality and Morality3
2Fundamental Justification and Games19
3Nature and Artifice39
Pt. IIRational constraint
4Conditional Co-Operation61
5Reciprocal Co-Operation88
6A Moral Monster?111
Pt. IIIFlexibility, information and acquiescence
7Flexible Players129
8Information and Its Costs148
9Chicken163
10Discrimination, Fairness and Sanctions179
11Conclusion195
Appendix A: A Glossary of Acronyms203
Appendix B: Prolog Implementations205
Notes210
Bibliography229
Index236

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