Essay Questions


What is the impact of new technologies on our conception of moral agents and their responsibilities?

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How is the changing nature of new technologies affecting our moral values?

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How is the merging of artificial and natural agents challenging our ideas of what counts as a source of moral actions?

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What sort of different ontological approaches to the ethics of technology can be developed from perspectives independent of western philosophical approaches?

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What ethical roles are new agents, from the sub-human = artificial, to the super-human collectives such as organisations, playing in the information society?

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Do we need better ethics for Emerging Technologies (e.g., nanotechnology, genetic technology, and neural technology)? Why?

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Do aspects of the global information society make ethical pluralism attractive?

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Expound Floridi's notion of the "infosphere", and suggest an ethical perspective for "inforgs".

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Department of Philosophy
Main Quadrangle A14
University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Australia

email: sebastian.sequoiah.grayson {at} sydney.edu.au