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David J. Gunkel

David J. Gunkel is Presidential Teaching Professor and Professor of Communication Technology at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Hacking Cyberspace and Thinking Otherwise: Philosophy, Communication, Technology.

Titles by This Author

Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics

One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. Much recent attention has been devoted to the “animal question”--consideration of the moral status of nonhuman animals. In this book, David Gunkel takes up the “machine question”: whether and to what extent intelligent and autonomous machines of our own making can be considered to have legitimate moral responsibilities and any legitimate claim to moral consideration.