The Philosopher's Zone - Program podcast

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The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.


The morality of robo-wars: PW Singer

December 3rd, 2011

Episode 6 of 178 episodes

These days, you can go to war without shouldering a pack and carrying a rifle: you can take out the enemy’s installations (and, indeed, take out the enemy) just sitting in an office not far from home. But what are the ethics of a war fought for us by machines, where the only deaths we see are on TV monitors? This week, we ask how we can bring a moral imagination to bear on a world of robot wars.

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