Manipulation, injustice, and technology

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This chapter defends the view that manipulated behaviour is explained by an injustice. Injustices that explain manipulated behaviour need not involve agential features such as intentionality. Therefore, technology can manipulate us, even if technological artefacts like robots, intelligent software agents, or other ‘mere tools’ lack agential features such as intentionality. The chapter thus sketches a comprehensive account of manipulated behaviour related to but distinct from existing accounts of manipulative behaviour. It then builds on that account to defend the possibility that we are being manipulated by technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Philosophy of Online Manipulation
EditorsFleur Jongepier, Michael Klenk
PublisherRoutledge - Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781000603583
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-03001-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Applied Ethics


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