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Should We Campaign Against Sex Robots?

John Danaher, Brian Earp, and Anders Sandberg

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In September 2015 a well-publicised Campaign Against Sex Robots (CASR) was launched. Modelled on the longer-standing Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, the CASR opposes the development of sex robots on ... More


Sex Robots and the Rights of the Disabled

Ezio Di Nucci

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the right to sexual satisfaction of severely physically and mentally disabled people, and elderly people who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases, can be fulfilled by ... More


Legal and Moral Implications of Child Sex Robots

Litska Strikwerda

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the legal and moral implications of creating sex robots that look and act like children. It does so by addressing the analogy between child sex robots and virtual child ... More


From Sex Robots to Love Robots: Is Mutual Love with a Robot Possible?

Sven Nyholm and Lily Eva Frank

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter looks into the possibility of genuine loving relationships with robots (mutual love). Our primary aim is to offer a framework for approaching the question of mutual love. But we also ... More


Matter in Revolt

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter recasts Karel Čapek's 1920 play, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), as the foundational biopunk text, as it reveals a profound intimacy between capitalism and the life sciences, though ... More


The Long March to Human Enclosure

Ian G. R. Shaw

in Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The first chapter builds on the Introduction to explain the idea of “technological civilization,” and puts forward the idea of a “more-than-human geopolitics.” It then investigates the passage from ... More


The Violence of Algorithms

Taylor Owen

in Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199363865
eISBN:
9780199363896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363865.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

The Violence of Algorithms looks at how advances in computational power and automation have produced military weapons and surveillance tools that blur the boundaries of the battlefield and the lines ... More


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