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Philosophising about technology, law, ethics and religion
Philosophising about technology, law, ethics and religion

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Am I a Hypocrite? A Philosophical Self-Assessment
I was recently called a hypocrite. I was talking to a friend and, as is my wont, I was complaining about another person who failed to respond to an email I had sent them a few days previously. My friend pointed out that I was in no position to make this com...
Am I a Hypocrite? A Philosophical Self-Assessment
Am I a Hypocrite? A Philosophical Self-Assessment
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Morality and the Separateness of Persons: Some Radical Possibilities
Think about yourself in 20 years time for a moment. Imagine the person you might become. How do you feel about this person? Do you feel some important, intimate connection with them? Do you think you have a right to prioritise the life of ‘future-you’ over ...
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Nine Philosophical Lessons about Life and Death
The only serious philosophical question is suicide: should we live or should we die? This is what Albert Camus argued in his famous essay The Myth of Sisyphus , and he's in pretty good company. The most famous dramatic speech in the Western literary 'canon'...
Nine Philosophical Lessons about Life and Death
Nine Philosophical Lessons about Life and Death
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Episode #48 - Gunkel on Robot Rights
In this episode I talk to David Gunkel. David is a repeat guest, having first appeared on the show in Episode 10. David a Professor of Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University. He is a leading scholar in the philosophy of technology, having wri...
Episode #48 - Gunkel on Robot Rights
Episode #48 - Gunkel on Robot Rights
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What do I believe? A thematic summary of my academic publications
I have published quite a number of academic papers in the past 7-8 years. It has gotten to the point now that I find myself trying to make sense of them all. If you were to read them, what would you learn about me and my beliefs? Are there any coherent them...
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Episode #47 - Eubanks on Automating Inequality
 In this episode I talk to Virginia Eubanks. Virginia is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of several books, including Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the ...
Episode #47 - Eubanks on Automating Inequality
Episode #47 - Eubanks on Automating Inequality
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Robots and the Expanding Moral Circle
[The following is, roughly, the text of a speech I delivered to the Trinity College, Dublin Historical Society on the 10th October 2018. It was for debate on the topic of AI personhood. The proposition that was up for debate was “That this House would recog...
Robots and the Expanding Moral Circle
Robots and the Expanding Moral Circle
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The Automation of Policing: Challenges and Opportunities
[ These are some general reflections on the future of automation in policing. They are based on a workshop I gave to the ACJRD (Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development) annual conference in Dublin on the 4th October 2018). I took it that t...
The Automation of Policing: Challenges and Opportunities
The Automation of Policing: Challenges and Opportunities
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Episode #46 - Minerva on the Ethics of Cryonics
 In this episode I talk to Francesca Minerva. Francesca is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ghent. Her research focuses on applied philosophy, specifically lookism, conscientious objection, abortion, academic freedom, and cryonics. She has publish...
Episode #46 - Minerva on the Ethics of Cryonics
Episode #46 - Minerva on the Ethics of Cryonics
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The Philosophy of Space Exploration (Index)
I have written quite a few pieces about the philosophy and ethics of space exploration over the past 12 months. I am very interested in the idea that space exploration can represent a long-term utopian project for humanity. I expect this series will continu...
The Philosophy of Space Exploration (Index)
The Philosophy of Space Exploration (Index)
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