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A Defense of the Moral Status of Artifacts?

Ronald Sandler

Titus-Hepp Lectures
Friday, November 8, 2013
3:30 PM
Samson Talbot Hall, Room 210

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Ronald Sandler of Northeastern University presenting "A Defense of the Moral Status of Artifacts?"

It is a common view in applied ethics that artifacts – things created by us for our ends (e.g. computers, cars, water bottles, and pencils) – do not have direct moral status. They do not have interests that need to be consider when our actions or policies impact them, so we can treat them however we like. In this talk I discuss whether this view is reasonable and explore the possibility that we might have responsibilities to the artifacts that we create.
Complimentary refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
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