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Artificial Morality : Virtuous Robots for Virtual Games - Peter Danielson

Artificial Morality

Virtuous Robots for Virtual Games


Published: 3rd September 1992
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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.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
How to Avoid Reading Some of This Bookp. xiii
Methodp. 1
Rationality and Moralityp. 3
Fundamental Justification and Gamesp. 19
Nature and Artificep. 39
Rational Constraintp. 57
Conditional Co-Operationp. 61
Reciprocal Co-Operationp. 88
A Moral Monster?p. 111
Flexibility, Information, and Acquiescencep. 125
Flexible Playersp. 129
Information and Its Costsp. 148
Chickenp. 163
Discrimination, Fairness and Sanctionsp. 179
Conclusionp. 195
p. 203
Prolog Implementationsp. 205
Notesp. 210
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 236
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ISBN: 9780415076913
ISBN-10: 0415076919
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 3rd September 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1