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Technology & Ethics 2011-2012

2011-2012 schedule

September 28 William Grassie, Founder and Emeritus Executive Director of the Metanexus Institute on Religion and Science

Is Transhumanism Scientifically Plausible?


October 12 Barbara Oakley, Associate Professor of Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Cold-Blooded Kindness: Insights into Pathological Altruism


November 4  David Chalmers, Distinquished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness, Australian National University

The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis
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December 7 Aimee van Wynsberghe, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, University of Twente

A Framework for Integrating Ethics in the Design of Care Robots
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January 25 Keith Miller, Louise Hartman Schewe and Karl Schewe Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois

"The Rules": Principles in Disguise about Moral Responsibilty for Computing Artifacts
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February 22 Matthew Liao

Will it be less dangerous to use human engineering to adapt
climate change than geoengineering or other solutions?

March 7 Russel Blackford, Attorney, Science Fiction Writer, and Lecturer at the University of Newcastle

The Case Against Radical Enhancement: Assessing the Central Arguments
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March 30 - April 1 Conference - Speakers TBA

The Moral Brain: Does it exist? Can it be enhanced?


April 25 : Ellen Matloff, Research Scientist, Department of Genetics; Director of Cancer Genetic Counseling, Yale Cancer Center/Yale School of Medicine 

Gene Patents, Direct-to-Consumer Testing,
and Other Quandaries in Clinical Cancer Genetics

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