The Pragmatic Robotic Agent in advance
2013 (English)In: Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, ISSN 1091-8264, Vol. 17, no 3, 295-315 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Can artifacts be agents in the same sense as humans? This paper endorses a pragmatic stance to that issue. The crucial question is whether artifacts can have free will in the same pragmatic sense as we consider humans to have a free will when holding them responsible for their actions. The origin of actions is important. Can an action originate inside an artifact, considering that it is, at least today, programmed by a human? In this paper it is argued that autonomy with respect to norms is crucial for artificial agency.
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2013. Vol. 17, no 3, 295-315 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-128341DOI: 10.5840/techne2014249OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-128341DiVA: diva2:647307
QC 201406172013-09-112013-09-112014-06-17Bibliographically approved