Sex Robots, Marriage, Health, Procreation, and Human Image

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSex Robots
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Impact and the Future of Human Relations
EditorsRuiping Fan, Mark J. Cherry
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Chapter11
Pages179-196
Number of pages17
Edition1
ISBN (electronic)978-3-030-82280-4
ISBN (print)978-3-030-82279-8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2021

Publication series

NamePhilosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume28
ISSN (Print)0928-9518
ISSN (electronic)2215-1753

Abstract

This essay reconstructs and explores the fundamental premises of the arguments in section two of Sex Robots: Their Social Impact and the Future of Human Relations. This section compasses essays from scholars both East and West. Mark J. Cherry argues, for example, that while a Traditional Christian could easily appreciate the sinfulness of sex with a robot, such a conclusion will make little sense from a purely secular perspective. Ellen Zhang explores such issues from within the richness of the Daoist tradition, while Lawrence Yung and Hanhui Xu draw on the intellectual and moral riches of Confucianism. Here, my goal is critically to examine their assumptions and arguments, so as better to comprehend their conclusions regarding sex robots. As readers will discover, one general conclusion is clear, however, despite what many may argue, there is little, if any, moral consensus on such matters.

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Sex Robots, Marriage, Health, Procreation, and Human Image. / Fan, Ruiping.
Sex Robots: Social Impact and the Future of Human Relations. ed. / Ruiping Fan; Mark J. Cherry. 1. ed. Springer, Cham, 2021. p. 179-196 (Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture; Vol. 28).

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