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John P. Sullins
Sonoma State University
  1. When is a Robot a Moral Agent.John P. Sullins - 2006 - International Review of Information Ethics 6 (12):23-30.
    In this paper Sullins argues that in certain circumstances robots can be seen as real moral agents. A distinction is made between persons and moral agents such that, it is not necessary for a robot to have personhood in order to be a moral agent. I detail three requirements for a robot to be seen as a moral agent. The first is achieved when the robot is significantly autonomous from any programmers or operators of the machine. The second is when (...)
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  2. Robowarfare: Can Robots Be More Ethical Than Humans on the Battlefield? [REVIEW]John P. Sullins - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (3):263-275.
    Telerobotically operated and semiautonomous machines have become a major component in the arsenals of industrial nations around the world. By the year 2015 the United States military plans to have one-third of their combat aircraft and ground vehicles robotically controlled. Although there are many reasons for the use of robots on the battlefield, perhaps one of the most interesting assertions are that these machines, if properly designed and used, will result in a more just and ethical implementation of warfare. This (...)
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    Introduction: Open Questions in Roboethics.John P. Sullins - 2011 - Philosophy and Technology 24 (3):233-238.
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    Ethics and Artificial Life: From Modeling to Moral Agents. [REVIEW]John P. Sullins - 2005 - Ethics and Information Technology 7 (3):139-148.
    Artificial Life has two goals. One attempts to describe fundamental qualities of living systems through agent based computer models. And the second studies whether or not we can artificially create living things in computational mediums that can be realized either, virtually in software, or through biotechnology. The study of ALife has recently branched into two further subdivisions, one is “dry” ALife, which is the study of living systems “in silico” through the use of computer simulations, and the other is “wet” (...)
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  5. An Evaluation Schema for the Ethical Use of Autonomous Robotic Systems in Security Applications.Markus Christen, Thomas Burri, Joseph O. Chapa, Raphael Salvi, Filippo Santoni de Sio & John P. Sullins - unknown
    We propose a multi-step evaluation schema designed to help procurement agencies and others to examine the ethical dimensions of autonomous systems to be applied in the security sector, including autonomous weapons systems.
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    Silicone Carnage. [REVIEW]John P. Sullins - 2013 - The Philosophers' Magazine 62 (62):120-121.
    Book review of "“P. W. Singer, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century," Penguin books.
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    Understanding Beliefs, by Nils J. Nilsson.John P. Sullins - 2016 - Teaching Philosophy 39 (1):103-106.
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    Drones in the Crosshairs.John P. Sullins - 2013 - The Philosophers' Magazine 63:118-120.
    Book review of "Killing by remote Control," Bradley Jay Strawser (Ed), Oxford university Press.
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    Building Simple Mechanical Minds: Using Lego Robots for Research and Teaching in Philosophy.John P. Sullins - 2002 - In James Moor & Terrell Ward Bynum (eds.), Metaphilosophy. Blackwell. pp. 110-122.
    Introduces the use of Lego Robots for use in research and teaching in philosophy. Potential uses include using the machines as pedagogical tools for teaching introductory ideas in cognitive robotics, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. Describes the strength and potential pitfalls of introducing this technology to the classroom.
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    Mark A. Bedau and Emily C. Parke : The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory : MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2009, 365 Pp, ISBN 978-0-262-01262-1, ISBN 978-0-262-51269-5.John P. Sullins - 2012 - Acta Biotheoretica 60 (3):329-332.
  11. Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems and Artificial Life.John P. Sullins - 1997 - Society for Philosophy and Technology Quarterly Electronic Journal 2 (3):185-195.
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    Building Simple Mechanical MindsUsing LEGO® Robots for Research and Teaching in Philosophy.John P. Sullins - 2002 - Metaphilosophy 33 (1&2):110-122.
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    Drones in the Crosshairs. [REVIEW]John P. Sullins - 2013 - The Philosophers' Magazine 63:118-120.
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