Character Analysis Of Deontology

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Dolly: Deontology
1) This story is about an investigation of a murder of a billionaire Clive Steele who was found dead in his own house. The investigators believe that the robot that Steele owned, Dolly was either the weapon of this murder or was a murderer. After the investigation, they found out that Dolly was a sex robot of Steele. They thought that this was because she was raped, enslaved and that is why she might have killed her master. As Deontology’s building blocks are moral laws and what is wrong and right. Based on the theory, Dolly and Sven are robots who are supposed to follow the rules of their masters. For them, their masters have the authority. In this story we can see that it is not always possible to follow the duties these robots are assigned to. Looking at this story and deciding the right course of action from Deontological perspective is hard because this
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She was a sex robot for Clive Steele, who she killed. Although robots aren’t supposed to have feeling because they are programmed by human, and their duty is to do what they are designed to do, Dolly does tend to fall towards the moral law side of the deontology theory. In the story, when Roz talks to other detective, there is this dialog “She was enslaved and sexually exploited. Humiliated. She killed him to stop repeated rapes. But if she’s machine, she’s a machine” This shows that what Dolly did would have been right thing to do if it was a human, and she would have gotten away from this as a case of self-defense. This makes us think whether Kant’s moral law theory of deontology apply to robots or not. Robots are usually to follow orders, but we make robots that learn from human and can adapt the nature. In that case, as giving preference to moral law, Dolly did the right thing by not doing the duty. According to deontology, only right or wrong things matter, and according to Dolly, killing its master was the right choice she

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