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Did HAL Commit Murder?
by Daniel C. Dennett

Abstract (LH): Since he gives evidence of having of "higher order" mental states, enabling self-reflection, it seems HAL has the mental abilities required for a criminal mens rea or "guilty mind"; HAL has the abilitity to commit murder.  Whether HAL's conduct aboard the Discovery One was murder or not, would depend on the presence or absence of further mitigating factors of insanity (emotional disturbance), "brainwashing", or duress.  Under the  duress heading, HAL's culpability would be diminished if he acted in (perceived) defense of himself or the Jupiter mission.  Arguably he did.

Did Hal Commit Murder?