Letters & Forthcoming Articles

Defective Normative Powers: The Case of Consent. Forthcoming article by Massimo Renzo.

Defective Normative Powers: The Case of Consent. Forthcoming article by Massimo Renzo.

Posted by JPE Editors on 2022-04-29

Desperate to reach the airport in time for my flight, I ask to borrow your car. You consent. By doing so, you release me from an obligation I previously had not to take your car. Taking your car might still be wrong all things considered, of course. Perhaps, my trip is not especially important, whereas being without a car for a few days will seriously inconvenience your family. Still, with your [...]

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Illusions of Control. Forthcoming article by Adam Omar Hosein.

Illusions of Control. Forthcoming article by Adam Omar Hosein.

Posted by JPE Editors on 2022-04-29

1. ‘Taking Back Control’ At the heart of the case for Brexit was the idea of ‘taking back control’. The British people were no longer the directors of their own destiny and needed to reassert control over their own affairs. Which affairs, specifically? There were multiple targets, but immigration was central: ‘Vote Leave’, the British people were told, so that, ‘We’ll be in charge of own [...]

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The challenges of using machine learning for organ allocation. Reply to Sinnott-Armstrong and Skorburg By Esther Braun, Noah Broestl, Dorothy Chou, and Robert Vandersluis. Published October 15, 2021, in response to: How AI can aid bioethics

The challenges of using machine learning for organ allocation. Reply to Sinnott-Armstrong and Skorburg By Esther Braun, Noah Broestl, Dorothy Chou, and Robert Vandersluis. Published October 15, 2021, in response to: How AI can aid bioethics

Posted by JPE Editors on 2021-10-15

In their paper "How Can AI Aid Practical Ethics", Sinnott-Armstrong and Skorburg propose an AI system for kidney allocation based on the preferences of survey participants. Their proposal that AI systems trained on large-scale survey data will result in more “informed, rational, and impartial” outcomes is optimistic. In an earlier paper, Sinnott-Armstrong and others state that “aggregating the [...]

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