topic 4 case studies 1

Choose ONE question to answer in 700-1000 words.

  1. Could we have ethical responsibilities to non biological beings, such as networks, artificial intelligences or other seemingly-spontaneously acting/intending communicative beings? Would they be the same responsibilities as to living things? How do they differ, if not?
  2. How do the ethical relationships and obligations of the world of Speech Sounds differ from your current obligations?
  3. Under what circumstances is violence acceptable to defend abstract ideals and/or to preserve moral agents that do not directly have a relationship with you? Is violence acceptable to defend moral patients? You will want to include a definition of violence in addition to an explanation of the system of thought you are utilizing.
  4. Is there such an ontologic category as evil? What are its properties?