Metaethics in context of engineering ethical and moral systems

In AAAI Spring Series Technical Reports. Palo Alto, CA, USA: AAAI Press (2016)
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It is not clear to what the projects of creating an artificial intelligence (AI) that does ethics, is moral, or makes moral judgments amounts. In this paper we discuss some of the extant metaethical theories and debates in moral philosophy by which such projects should be informed, specifically focusing on the project of creating an AI that makes moral judgments. We argue that the scope and aims of that project depend a great deal on antecedent metaethical commitments. Metaethics, therefore, plays the role of an Archimedean fulcrum in this context, very much like the Archimedean role that it is often taken to take in context of normative ethics (Dworkin 1996; Dreier 2002; Fantl 2006; Ehrenberg 2008).

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Lily Frank
Eindhoven University of Technology
MichaƂ Klincewicz
Tilburg University


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