Abraham David Graber

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The recent success of Foldit in determining the structure of the Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) retroviral protease is suggestive of the power-solving potential of internet-facilitated game-like crowdsourcing. This research model is highly novel, however, and thus, deserves careful consideration of potential ethical issues. In this paper, we will(More)
ion Dennett has famously—or perhaps more accurately, infamously—defended a heuristic account of intentionality: the Intentional stance. The Intentional stance is exceedingly hard to characterize, attempting to occupy an uncomfortable middle ground between realism and anti-realism regarding intentionality. Nonetheless, Dennett’s thought on the subject is(More)
Personal identity is critical to provider--patient interactions. Patients and doctors tend to self-select, ideally forming therapeutic units that maximise the patients' benefit. Recently, however, 'reality' has changed. The internet and virtual worlds such as Second Life (http://www.secondlife.com/) allow models of identity and provider--patient(More)
There is an astounding silence in the peer-reviewed literature regarding what rights a person ought to expect to retain when being represented by an avatar rather than a biological body. Before one can have meaningful ethical discussions about informed consent in virtual worlds, avatar bodily integrity, and so on, the status of avatars vis-à-vis the self(More)
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