Robots and human dignity: a consideration of the effects of robot care on the dignity of older people

@article{Sharkey2014RobotsAH,
  title={Robots and human dignity: a consideration of the effects of robot care on the dignity of older people},
  author={Amanda Sharkey},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={63-75}
}
This paper explores the relationship between dignity and robot care for older people. It highlights the disquiet that is often expressed about failures to maintain the dignity of vulnerable older people, but points out some of the contradictory uses of the word ‘dignity’. Certain authors have resolved these contradictions by identifying different senses of dignity; contrasting the inviolable dignity inherent in human life to other forms of dignity which can be present to varying degrees. The… CONTINUE READING
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