A Prospective Framework for the Design of Ideal Artificial Moral Agents: Insights from the Science of Heroism in Humans

The growing field of machine morality has becoming increasingly concerned with how to develop artificial moral agents. However, there is little consensus on what constitutes an ideal moral agent let alone an artificial one. Leveraging a recent account of heroism in humans, the aim of this paper is to provide a prospective framework for conceptualizing,…

Models of Moral Cognition

This paper is about modeling morality, with a proposal as to the best way to do it. There is the small problem, however, in continuing disagreements over what morality actually is, and therefor what is worth modeling. This paper resolves this problem around an understanding of the purpose of a moral model, and from this…

Understanding Abduction

The status of abduction is still controversial. When dealing with abductive reasoning, misinterpretations and equivocations are common. What did Peirce mean when he considered abduction both a kind of inference and a kind of instinct or when he considered perception a kind of abduction? Does abduction involve only the generation of hypotheses or their evaluation…