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Faultless responsibility: on the nature and allocation of moral responsibility for distributed moral actions

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The concept of distributed moral responsibility (DMR) has a long history. When it is understood as being entirely reducible to the sum of (some) human, individual and already morally loaded actions, then the allocation of DMR, and hence of praise and reward or blame and punishment, may be pragmatically difficult, but not conceptually problematic. However, in distributed environments, it is increasingly possible that a network of agents, some human, some artificial (e.g. a programme) and some ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1098/rsta.2016.0112

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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences Journal website
Volume:
374
Issue:
2083
Pages:
20160112
Publication date:
2016-11-05
Acceptance date:
2016-08-15
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EISSN:
1471-2962
ISSN:
1364-503X
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pubs:664899
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uri:265acaf0-3f06-45a5-912d-424871714d38
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uuid:265acaf0-3f06-45a5-912d-424871714d38
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