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dc.contributor.authorClarke, Steve
dc.contributor.authorSavulescu, Julian
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-04T14:08:45Z
dc.date.available2022-05-04T14:08:45Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/54266
dc.description.abstractRecent technological developments and potential technological developments of the near future require us to try to think clearly about what it is to have moral status and about when and why we should attribute moral status to beings and entities. What should we say about the moral status of human non-human chimeras, human brain organoids, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, post-humans, and human minds that have been uploaded into a computer, or onto the internet? In this introductory chapter we survey some key assumptions ordinarily made about moral status that may require rethinking. These include the assumptions that all humans who are not severely cognitively impaired have equal moral status, that possession of the sophisticated cognitive capacities typical of human adults is necessary for full moral status, that only humans can have full moral status, and that there can be no beings with higher moral status than ordinary adult humans. We also need to consider how we should treat beings and entities when we find ourselves uncertain about their moral status.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::U Computing & information technology::UY Computer science::UYQ Artificial intelligenceen_US
dc.subject.otherartificial intelligence, cyborgs, human brain organoids, human non-human chimeras, moral uncertainty, moral status, post-humans, slavery, species membership, uploaded mindsen_US
dc.titleChapter 1 Rethinking our Assumptions about Moral Statusen_US
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780192894076.003.0001en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2en_US
oapen.relation.isPartOfBook05089193-24b1-46b1-861a-864457fa6f15en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfden_US
oapen.collectionWellcomeen_US
oapen.place.publicationOxforden_US
oapen.grant.numberWT203132/Z/16/Z


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