Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (3):727-743 (2013)

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Luciano Floridi
Oxford University
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The phenomenon of distributed knowledge is well-known in epistemic logic. In this paper, a similar phenomenon in ethics, somewhat neglected so far, is investigated, namely distributed morality. The article explains the nature of distributed morality, as a feature of moral agency, and explores the implications of its occurrence in advanced information societies. In the course of the analysis, the concept of infraethics is introduced, in order to refer to the ensemble of moral enablers, which, although morally neutral per se, can significantly facilitate or hinder both positive and negative moral behaviours
Keywords Distributed morality  Information and communication technologies  Information ethics  Infraethics  Moral enablers  Multiagent systems
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-012-9413-4
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The Philosophy of Information.Luciano Floridi - 2011 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
On the Morality of Artificial Agents.Luciano Floridi & J. W. Sanders - 2004 - Minds and Machines 14 (3):349-379.

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