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It's been a couple of days since the Senate released the torture report. The discussion in the press seems to concern (a) whether it really might be effective, (b) whether that doesn't miss the point, that it's wrong and that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at PEA Soup
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The Institute for Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University is sponsoring a workshop on Deontological Principles and the Criminal Law. (More below the fold.) The concerns that motivate holding the workshop are these: The means principle (MP) or the doctrine... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at PEA Soup
A friend sent me a link to a New Yorker piece--link below--that pointed out that the self-driving cars that Google is developing will sometimes have to make "moral" decisions. The author, Gary Marcus, provides this example: "Your car is speeding... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at PEA Soup
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Jan 21, 2012