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publisher: The MIT Press

Robot Sex

Social and Ethical Implications

contributions by Litska Strikwerda; Marina Adshade; Michael Hauskeller; Noreen Hertzfeld; Mark Migotti; John Danaher; Brian Earp; Thomas Arnold; Lily Frank; Sven Nyholm; Matthias Scheutz; Joshua Goldstein; Julie Carpenter; Nicole Wyatt; Ezio di Nucci; Neil McArthur; Stephen Petersen & Anders Sandberg

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ISBN:9780262036689
publisher: The MIT Press
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Perspectives from philosophy, psychology religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships.

Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people's sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture's fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the much-publicized Campaign Against Sex Robots, there has been little academic research on the social, philosophical, moral, and legal implications of robot sex. This book fills the gap, offering perspectives from philosophy, psychology, religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships.

Contributors discuss what a sex robot is, if they exist, why we should take the issue seriously, and what it means to “have sex” with a robot. They make the case for developing sex robots, arguing for their beneficial nature, and the case against it, on religious and moral grounds; they consider the subject from the robot's perspective, addressing such issues as consent and agency; and they ask whether it is possible for a human to form a mutually satisfying, loving relationship with a robot. Finally, they speculate about the future of human-robot sexual interaction, considering the social acceptability of sex robots and the possible effect on society.

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Marina Adshade, Thomas Arnold, Julie Carpenter, John Danaher, Brian Earp, Lily Eva Frank, Joshua Goldstein, Michael Hauskeller, Noreen Herzfeld, Neil McArthur, Mark Migotti, Sven Nyholm, Ezio di Nucci, Steve Petersen, Anders Sandberg, Matthias Scheutz, Litska Strikwerda, Nicole Wyatt

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Litska Strikwerda

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Marina Adshade has a PhD from Queen’s University and has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In the fall of 2012 she will move to Vancouver to teach in the Department of Economics

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Marina Adshade has a PhD from Queen’s University and has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In the fall of 2012 she will move to Vancouver to teach in the Department of Economics

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Marina Adshade has a PhD from Queen’s University and has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In the fall of 2012 she will move to Vancouver to teach in the Department of Economics

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John Danaher is a Lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the author of the popular blog Philosophical Disquisitions.
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John Danaher is a Lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the author of the popular blog Philosophical Disquisitions.
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John Danaher is a Lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the author of the popular blog Philosophical Disquisitions.
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John Danaher is a Lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the author of the popular blog Philosophical Disquisitions.
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John Danaher is a Lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the author of the popular blog Philosophical Disquisitions.
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Matthias Scheutz is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Tufts University.
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Matthias Scheutz is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Tufts University.
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Matthias Scheutz is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Tufts University.
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Matthias Scheutz is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Tufts University.
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Matthias Scheutz is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Tufts University.
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Neil McArthur is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba.

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Neil McArthur is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba.

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Neil McArthur is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba.

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