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Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications
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John Danaher (Lecturer, National University of Ireland) Neil McArthur (Associate Director, University of Manitoba)
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Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

John Danaher (Lecturer, National University of Ireland) Neil McArthur (Associate Director, University of Manitoba)


9780262536028

Massachusetts Inst of Tec


Philosophy;
Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Machine learning;
Human-computer interaction


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328 pages

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Perspectives from philosophy, psychology religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships.

Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people's sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture's fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the much-publicized Campaign Against Sex Robots, there has been little academic research on the social, philosophical, moral, and legal implications of robot sex. This book fills the gap, offering perspectives from philosophy, psychology, religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships.

Contributors discuss what a sex robot is, if they exist, why we should take the issue seriously, and what it means to have sex with a robot. They make the case for developing sex robots, arguing for their beneficial nature, and the case against it, on religious and moral grounds; they consider the subject from the robot's perspective, addressing such issues as consent and agency; and they ask whether it is possible for a human to form a mutually satisfying, loving relationship with a robot. Finally, they speculate about the future of human-robot sexual interaction, considering the social acceptability of sex robots and the possible effect on society.

Contributors Marina Adshade, Thomas Arnold, Julie Carpenter, John Danaher, Brian Earp, Lily Eva Frank, Joshua Goldstein, Michael Hauskeller, Noreen Herzfeld, Neil McArthur, Mark Migotti, Sven Nyholm, Ezio di Nucci, Steve Petersen, Anders Sandberg, Matthias Scheutz, Litska Strikwerda, Nicole Wyatt

Edited by:   John Danaher (Lecturer National University of Ireland), Neil McArthur (Associate Director, University of Manitoba)
Imprint:   Massachusetts Inst of Tec
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 21mm
ISBN:   9780262536028
ISBN 10:   0262536021
Series:   The MIT Press
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   September 2018
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

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