71 – COVID 19 and the Ethics of Infectious Disease Control

As nearly half the world’s population is now under some form of quarantine or lockdown, it seems like an apt time to consider the ethics of infectious disease control measures of this sort. In this episode, I chat to Jonathan Pugh and Tom Douglas, both of whom are Senior Research Fellows at the Uehiro Centre … More 71 – COVID 19 and the Ethics of Infectious Disease Control

69 – Wood on Sustainable Superabundance

In this episode I talk to David Wood. David is currently the chair of the London Futurists group and a full-time futurist speaker, analyst, commentator, and writer. He studied the philosophy of science at Cambridge University. He has a background in designing, architecting, implementing, supporting, and avidly using smart mobile devices. He is the author … More 69 – Wood on Sustainable Superabundance

68 – Earp on the Ethics of Love Drugs

In this episode I talk (again) to Brian Earp. Brian is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and The Hastings Center, and a Research Fellow in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. Brian has diverse research interests in ethics, psychology, and the … More 68 – Earp on the Ethics of Love Drugs

67 – Rini on Deepfakes and the Epistemic Backstop

In this episode I talk to Dr Regina Rini. Dr Rini currently teaches in the Philosophy Department at York University, Toronto where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Moral and Social Cognition. She has a PhD from NYU and before coming to York in 2017 was an Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow … More 67 – Rini on Deepfakes and the Epistemic Backstop

66 – Wong on Confucianism, Robots and Moral Deskillling

In this episode I talk to Dr Pak-Hang Wong. Pak is a philosopher of technology and works on ethical and political issues of emerging technologies. He is currently a research associate at the Universitat Hamburg. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Twente in 2012, and then held academic positions in Oxford … More 66 – Wong on Confucianism, Robots and Moral Deskillling

65 – Vold on How We Can Extend Our Minds With AI

In this episode I talk to Dr Karina Vold. Karina is a philosopher of mind, cognition, and artificial intelligence. She works on the ethical and societal impacts of emerging technologies and their effects on human cognition. Dr Vold is currently a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, a Research … More 65 – Vold on How We Can Extend Our Minds With AI

#64 – Munthe on the Precautionary Principle and Existential Risk

In this episode I talk to Christian Munthe. Christian is a Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He conducts research and expert consultation on ethics, value and policy issues arising in the intersection of health, science & technology, the environment and society. He is probably best-known for his work on the … More #64 – Munthe on the Precautionary Principle and Existential Risk

#63 – Reagle on the Ethics of Life Hacking

In this episode I talk to Joseph Reagle. Joseph is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University and a former fellow (in 1998 and 2010) and faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. He is the author of several books and papers about digital media and the … More #63 – Reagle on the Ethics of Life Hacking