Jul 4, 2018
Do these violent delights really have violent ends? Does the park show you who you really are, or does it shape who you become? Is there any way we can use artificial entities to help humans be better, or is it doomed to make us worse? We'll fail to answer these questions and more in our thrilling conclusion to our Westworld two parter.
Primary source material: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics book 2 http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0054%3Abook%3D2
(Check out Embrace the Void ep39: The Virtue of NDAs for more in depth discussion of virtue theory)
Paper on the morality of legal prostitution: https://myelms.umd.edu/courses/1056989/files/31386898/download?download_frd=1
(Check out Serious Inquiries Only ep115: What happened when we accidentally legalized prostitution, for more in depth discussion of these empirical questions)
Article discussing how artificial entities will impact our understanding of consent https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-does-consent-mean-when-one-of-you-is-a-robot
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