If we invent a machine with a personality and desires, does it deserve freedom?
If you want to outlaw a book, simply make it seem shameful to read. That’s the logic of Princeton philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah’s new book, The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen. Appiah argues that a culture’s sense of honor galvanizes moral revolutions. The British slave trade, the Chinese tradition of foot binding, the [...]
We’ve all played cops and robbers. (Actually, I’ve never played cops and robbers. I was partial to Snakes and Ladders. But I digress.) For those of you who have played cops and robbers, it’s established that for every kid who plays a cop, someone has to play the robber. Not according to the U.S. military. [...]