The Ethics Blog

On the Ethics Blog and its Swedish language sister blog Etikbloggen we discuss the significance of research and the questions raised by the results.

Pär Segerdahl is editor of both blogs. He invites you to have a look, a read and a bit of dialogue with us at Etikbloggen and the Ethics Blog.

The Ethics Blog: A research blog from CRB

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  • What is hidden behind the concept of research integrity?


    In order to counteract scientific misconduct and harmful research, one often talks about protecting and supporting research integrity. The term seems to cover three different aspects of research, although the differences may not always be fully in mind. The term can refer to the character traits of individual researchers, for example, that the researcher values […]
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  • Finding the way when there is none


    A difficulty for academic writers is managing the dual role of both knowing and not knowing, of both showing the way and not finding it. There is an expectation that such writers should already have the knowledge they are writing about, that they should know the way they show others right from the start. As […]
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  • Objects that behave humanly


    Many forms of artificial intelligence could be considered objects that behave humanly. However, it does not take much for us humans to personify non-living objects. We get angry at the car that does not start or the weather that does not let us have a picnic, as if they were against us. Children spontaneously personify […]
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  • A way out of the Babylonian confusion of tongues in the theorizing of consciousness?


    There is today a wide range of competing theories, each in its own way trying to account for consciousness in neurobiological terms. Parallel to the “Babylonian confusion of tongues” and inability to collaborate that this entails in the theorizing of consciousness, progress has been made in the empirical study of the brain. Advanced methods for […]
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  • A strategy for a balanced discussion of conscious AI


    Science and technology advance so rapidly that it is hard to keep up with them. This is true not only for the general public, but also for the scientists themselves and for scholars from fields like ethics and regulation, who find it increasingly difficult to predict what will come next. Today AI is among the […]
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