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Corporantia: Is moral consciousness above individual brains/robots?

Christopher Charles Santos-Lang
Published Online: 2018-02-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pjbr-2018-0001


This article calls out the common assumption that moral consciousness occurs at the level of individual brains and robots. It explores the alternative, evidence against the assumption, and provides a means to further test the assumption. It also discusses the consequences of making or abandoning this assumption, especially the consequences for the further evolution of robots.

Keywords: Ethics; robots; social technology; consciousness; social epistemology; corporantia; evaluative diversity


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About the article

Received: 2017-09-10

Accepted: 2017-12-14

Published Online: 2018-02-07

Published in Print: 2018-02-01

Citation Information: Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1–5, ISSN (Online) 2081-4836, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pjbr-2018-0001.

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