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The Promise and Peril of Moral Technology

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posted on 04.12.2018, 02:50 by JAMES DECLAN MCGUIRE
This thesis draws on ethical theory, empirical psychology, and economics to motivate and sketch a deeply social and deeply environmental approach to moral improvement. It argues that this approach, called moral technology, could be used to encourage prosocial behaviour and mutually beneficial cooperation. The thesis also outlines and defends a promising standard to evaluate the moral acceptability of moral technology implementation. This standard is one of transparency. It is shown that there are compelling moral and social reasons to restrict the implementation of non-transparent moral technology.

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Principal supervisor

John James Thrasher

Additional supervisor 1

Toby Handfield

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Course

Master of Arts

Degree Type

MPHIL

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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