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Questions of 'Conversations on ethics': Peter Singer on 'crime and punishment'

This is part five of an eight part series of responses I wrote when reading ‘Conversations on Ethics’ a compilation of ethics based conversations collected by Alex Voorhoeve – A must read for anyone with an interest in ethics – from beginner to expert (which can be found on Amazon here: …

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Questions of 'Conversations on ethics': Dr Peter singer on how we should help others (Alternative title - Guilt, the best method of increasing donation revenue - and inconvenience the best way of justifying death)

This is part four of an eight part series of responses I wrote when reading ‘Conversations on Ethics’ a compilation of ethics based conversations collected by Alex Voorhoeve – A must read for anyone with an interest in ethics – from beginner to expert (which can be found on Amazon here: …

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Our Ethical Web of Beliefs

Last winter, I saw over the tweeter that Lawrence Torcello published a new paper. Paywalled. So I asked him for a copy, using the hashtag… 2,074 more words

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On the Moral Standing of Artificial Intelligence

Ever since there has been research into artificial intelligence there has always been people who have said that researching AI is a horrible idea and that AI could easily be the end of the human race, as countless science fiction writers have shown. 4,067 more words

John Gluck Op-Ed in the New York Times

John Gluck, an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times entitled, “Second Thoughts of an Animal Researcher… 225 more words