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Computing and Moral Responsibility

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[Revised entry by Merel Noorman on February 16, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Traditionally philosophical discussions on moral responsibility have focused on the human components in moral action. Accounts of how to ascribe moral responsibility usually describe human agents performing actions that have well-defined, direct consequences. In today's increasingly technological society, however, human activity cannot be properly understood without making reference to technological artifacts, which complicates the ascription of moral responsibility...

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