The Ethics of Self-driving Cars and Accident Scenarios

  • Sven Nyholm

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Description

I discuss the ethics of self-driving cars and accident-scenarios in "De Filosoof", a philosophy magazine published and edited by the philosophy club at the University of Utrecht. I cover three topics: (1) whether the ethics of self-driving cars is analogous to the trolley problem, (2) whether "empirical ethics" is a useful resource to draw on in the ethics of self-driving cars, and (3) what traditional moral theories like utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, and virtue-ethics can contribute to the ethics of self-driving cars. My article, on pages 24-27, is available here: http://fufxl.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/De-Filosoof-75.pdf

Period1 Sep 2017

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  • TitleThe Ethics of Self-driving Cars and Accident Scenarios
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletDe Filosoof
    Media typePrint
    CountryNetherlands
    Date1/09/17
    DescriptionI discuss the ethics of self-driving cars and accident-scenarios in "De Filosoof", a philosophy magazine published and edited by the philosophy club at the University of Utrecht. I cover three topics: (1) whether the ethics of self-driving cars is analogous to the trolley problem, (2) whether "empirical ethics" is a useful resource to draw on in the ethics of self-driving cars, and (3) what traditional moral theories like utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, and virtue-ethics can contribute to the ethics of self-driving cars. My article, on pages 24-27, is available here: http://fufxl.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/De-Filosoof-75.pdf
    Producer/AuthorUtrecht University
    URLfufxl.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/De-Filosoof-75.pdf
    PersonsSven Nyholm