ABSTRACT

This book explores the role of artificial intelligence in the development of a claim that morality is person-made and rational. Professor Danielson builds moral robots that do better than amoral competitors in a tournament of games like the Prisoners Dilemma and Chicken. The book thus engages in current controversies over the adequacy of the received theory of rational choice. It sides with Gauthier and McClennan, who extend the devices of rational choice to include moral constraint. Artificial Morality goes further, by promoting communication, testing and copying of principles and by stressing empirical tests.

part Part I|56 pages

Method

chapter 1|16 pages

Rationality and Morality

chapter 2|20 pages

Fundamental Justification and Ames

chapter 3|18 pages

Nature and Artifice

part Part II|66 pages

Rational Constraint

chapter 4|27 pages

Conditional Co-Operation

chapter 5|23 pages

Reciprocal Co-Operation

chapter 6|13 pages

A Moral Monster?

part Part III|78 pages

Flexibility, Information, and Acquiescence

chapter 7|19 pages

Flexible Players

chapter 8|15 pages

Information and Its Costs

chapter 9|16 pages

Chicken

chapter 10|16 pages

Discrimination, Fairness and Sanctions

chapter 11|8 pages

Conclusion