Michał Klincewicz
Tilburg University
This paper offers a theoretical framework that can be used to derive viable engineering strategies for the design and development of robots that can nudge people towards moral improvement. The framework relies on research in developmental psychology and insights from Stoic ethics. Stoicism recommends contemplative practices that over time help one develop dispositions to behave in ways that improve the functioning of mechanisms that are constitutive of moral cognition. Robots can nudge individuals towards these practices and can therefore help develop the dispositions to, for example, extend concern to others, avoid parochialism, etc.
Keywords nudging  Stoic ethics  social robots  robotic companions  robotic nudges  moral improvement  moral enhancement
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Reprint years 2019
ISBN(s) 1091-8264
DOI 10.5840/techne2019122109
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