Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 751–753 | Cite as

Lin, P., Abney, K., & Jenkins, R. (Eds.): Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence

New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Hardcover (ISBN 978-0-19-065295-1). 34,49€. 421pp + ix, xv
  • André Waldheuser

Since the publication of the first volume on robot ethics in 2012, things have significantly changed. The trans- and interdisciplinary field of robot ethics became larger; more and more papers are being published, which are often scattered across very diverse academic journals. Most importantly, ethical issues concerning autonomous cars have gained public interest. This book deals successfully with both developments. It serves as a concentrated reflection and bundling of diverse discussions within the wide field of robot ethics. The editors are bringing autonomous cars and neglected ethical issues, at least in the first part of the book, more into focus.

This collection of essays contains a wide range of questions and fruitfully shows that ethical issues and concerns within robotics are not just bound to questions of moral responsibility and legal liability. For example, the reader will encounter questions such as ´how should we evaluate the possibility that increased automation will...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Waldheuser
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.EssenGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Institut für PhilosophieUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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