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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Human Nature and Human Enhancement: Some Quick Thoughts
[This is a slightly expanded version of a talk I gave at the SIENNA workshop on the ethics of human enhancement in Uppsala, Swe...
Sunday, June 9, 2019
The Ethics of Algorithmic Outsourcing in Everyday Life (New Preprint)
Here's a new preprint. It's a penultimate draft of a chapter I have contributed to the upcoming edited collection Algorithmic ...
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Epicureanism and the Problem of Premature Death (Audio Essay)
This audio essay looks at the Epicurean philosophy of death, focusing specifically on how they addressed the problem of premature deat...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The Problem of Self-Esteem: Comparison and Competition
Most of us want to feel good about ourselves. We want to think that what we do is worthwhile. We want others think well of our efforts...
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Discrimination and Fairness in the Design of Robots
[ Note: This is (roughly) the text of a talk I delivered at the bias-sensitization workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Robotic...
Monday, May 20, 2019
#60 - Véliz on How to Improve Online Speech with Pseudonymity
In this episode I talk to Carissa Véliz. Carissa is a Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre f...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Old Age and Decline: Some Philosophical Reflections
The Four Ages of Man - Nicolas Lancret There’s an oft-repeated ‘fact’ thrown around in debates about retirement and old age. The det...
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