Trust; Discourse Ethics; and Persuasive Technology

Philip Nickel
Ethics and Philosophy of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Andreas Spahn
Ethics and Philosophy of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

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Ingår i: Persuasive Technology: Design for Health and Safety; The 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology; PERSUASIVE 2012; Linköping; Sweden; June 6-8; Adjunct Proceedings

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 68:10, s. 37-40

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Publicerad: 2012-06-06


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In this paper we analyze the role trust plays in an ethical evaluation of PT. We distinguish between trust in PT itself; and trust in those humans who design; produce and deploy it and draw on Discourse Ethics to further distinguish two types of communication embodied in PTs: asymmetrical and symmetrical communication.


Persuasive Technology; Trust; Ethics; Discourse Ethics; Speech Act Theory


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