Human Nature Perspective

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					Human Nature Perspective




 What makes a human essentially
           human?
  If communication dehumanizes,
          it is unethical
• Humanity defined
  – Aristotle – _____________
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  – Wieman & Walter – _______________________
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  – Immanuel Kant – ________________________
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             Human Nature Perspective:
        Kant’s “Categorical Imperative”
•   “_________________” – categorical
    –   Without conditions, exceptions, circumstances
    –   Something unethical is ________________________
•   To guide…
    1. Act only on that maxim which you can at the same
       time _____________________________________.
        –   Would I want everyone to follow this?
        –   Is the standard one I would apply to everyone?
    2. Always act so that you treat humanity, whether in
       your own person or in another, as __________, and
       never as _____________________.
        –   Humans are not things, possess respect
     Human Nature Perspective
          in a nutshell
• Uses
  __________________________________
  as ________________________
• To extent something violates humanity, it
  is unethical




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                Scenario 1
• Responsibility toward technology –
  what is ethical/unethical behavior
  based on Human Nature Approach

• To guide your analysis…
  – What is our ethical responsibility toward such
    machines?
  – What is their responsibility toward us?
  – Give examples…

				
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