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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...kovich VII. Dreamcatcher – The Myth of Destructibility VIII. I, Robot – The Fourth Law of Robotics IX. Surrogates: The Interrupted Self X. Avatar:... ...from other statements, at least one of which is a statement of a general scientific law. This is the "Covering Law Model" and it implies a symmet... ... to women and children? Should not he have obeyed the captain's orders (=the marine law)? Should we succumb to laws that put our lives at risk (figh... ...tion- givers? Consider a mountain climber – should a robot refuse to hand him his equipment lest he falls off a cliff in an unsuccessful bid to re... ...ious hacking; they possess superhuman faculties, which makes them resistant to law enforcement efforts; and in appearance, they are not clones of t...

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