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IEET > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher

John Danaher

John Danaher holds a PhD from University College Cork (Ireland) and is currently a lecturer in law at NUI Galway (Ireland). His research interests are eclectic, ranging broadly from philosophy of religion to legal theory, with particular interests in human enhancement and neuroethics. John blogs at http://philosophicaldisquisitions.blogspot.com/. You can follow him on twitter @JohnDanaher.


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Philosophical Disquisitions

Did my brain make me do it? Neuroscience and Free Will (2)

Did my brain make me do it? Neuroscience and Free Will (1)

The Psychology of Revenge: Biology, Evolution and Culture

How to Study Algorithms: Challenges and Methods

Epistemology, Communication and Divine Command Theory



Articles


"The Case for a Marriage-Free State"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 12, 2015

"Is Effective Regulation of AI Possible? Eight Potential Regulatory Problems"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 7, 2015

"Humanism, Transhumanism, and Speculative Posthumanism"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 6, 2015

"Technological Unemployment and Personal Well-being: Does Work Make Us Happy?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 1, 2015

"The Logic of Surveillance Capitalism"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 25, 2015

"How Might Algorithms Rule our Lives? Mapping the Logical Space of Algocracy"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 16, 2015

"Voluntary Intoxication and Responsibility"   PhilosophicalDisquisitions  Jun 14, 2015

"Intoxicated Consent to Sexual Relations: A Map of Moral Claims"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 9, 2015

"The Automation Loop and its Negative Consequences"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 5, 2015

"Is Automation Making us Stupid? The Degeneration Argument Against Automation"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 2, 2015

"A Framework for Understanding our Ethical Relationships with Intelligent Technology"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 2, 2015

"Are AI-Doomsayers like Skeptical Theists? A Precis of the Argument"   Philosophical Disquisitions  May 13, 2015

"The Ethics of Robot Sex: Interview on Robot Overlordz Podcast"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 23, 2015

"The Epistemic Costs of Superintelligence: Bostrom’s Treacherous Turn and Sceptical Theism"   Minds and Machines  Apr 21, 2015

"Bitcoin and the Ontology of Money"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 7, 2015

"Psychopaths and Moral Blame: Empirical and Philosophical Issues"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 4, 2015

"God, Immortality and the Futility of Life"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 23, 2015

"Should prospective parents have to apply for licences? An Ethical Debate"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 17, 2015

"Three Practical Hurdles to a Universal Basic Income"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 15, 2015

"Human Life and the Quest for Immortality"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 1, 2015

"How I Write for Peer Review"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 25, 2015

"Two Interpretations of the Extended Mind Hypothesis"   Philosophical Disquisitions   Feb 23, 2015

"The Logical Space of Democracy: A Map"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 17, 2015

"The Democratic Trilemma: Is Democracy Possible?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 5, 2015

"Pettit on the Infrastructure of Democracy"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 4, 2015

"Does Work Undermine our Freedom?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 1, 2015

"Neuroenhancement and the Extended Mind Hypothesis"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 18, 2015

"#1 Editor’s Choice Award: Rule by Algorithm? Big Data and the Threat of Algocracy"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 15, 2015

"Longer Lives and the Alleged Tedium of Immortality"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 11, 2015

"Enhancement and authenticity: Is it all about being true to our selves?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 9, 2015

"More On Free Will: Pereboom’s Four Case Argument against Compatiblism"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 4, 2015

"The Disappearing Agent Objection to Free Will Libertarianism"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 2, 2015

"The Free Will Debate: Sourcehood or Alternative Possibilities?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 1, 2015

"Stopping the innocent from pleading guilty: Can brain-based recognition detection tests help?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 22, 2014

"Meaning, Value and the Collective Afterlife: Must others survive for our lives to have meaning?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 17, 2014

"Should we criminalise robotic rape and robotic child sexual abuse?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 16, 2014

"Brain-based Lie Detection and the Mereological Fallacy"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 7, 2014

"Are we Innate Retributivists? Review of the Psychological Evidence"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 6, 2014

"The Epistemological Objection to Divine Command Theory"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 26, 2014

"The Legal Challenges of Robotics (2): Are robots exceptional?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 25, 2014

"Is there a defensible atheistic account of moral values?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 10, 2014

"The Legal Challenges of Robotics (1)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 6, 2014

"The Singularity - Overview and Framework"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 2, 2014

"The Philosophy of Intelligence Explosions and Advanced Robotics (Series Index)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 2, 2014

"Procedural Due Process and the Dangers of Predictive Analytics"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Oct 25, 2014

"Algocracy and other Problems with Big Data (Series Index)"   Ethical Technology  Oct 18, 2014

"Finitism and the Beginning of the Universe"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Oct 15, 2014

"Sousveillance and Surveillance: What kind of future do we want?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Oct 6, 2014

"Should we abolish work?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Oct 3, 2014

"Dawkins and the “We are going to die” -Argument"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Sep 25, 2014

"Can blogging be academically valuable? 7 reasons for thinking it might be"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Sep 22, 2014

"Chalmers vs Pigliucci on the Philosophy of Mind-Uploading (2): Pigliucci’s Pessimism"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Sep 20, 2014

"Chalmers vs Pigliucci on the Philosophy of Mind-Uploading (1): Chalmers’s Optimism"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Sep 17, 2014

"Are hierarchical theories of freedom and responsibility plausible?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Sep 15, 2014

"Steven Pinker’s Guide to Classic Style"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Sep 11, 2014

"Do Cognitive Enhancing Drugs Actually Work?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Sep 5, 2014

"Why the Price of Theism is Normative Skepticism"   Ethical Technology  Sep 2, 2014

"Karlsen on God and the Benefits of Existence"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 26, 2014

"Are we morally obliged to eat some meat? (Part 1 and 2)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 23, 2014

"Bostrom on Superintelligence (6): Motivation Selection Methods"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 21, 2014

"Are we heading for technological unemployment? An Argument"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 14, 2014

"An Ethical Framework for the Use of Enhancement Drugs"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 12, 2014

"Bostrom on Superintelligence (5): Limiting an AI’s Capabilities"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 10, 2014

"Bostrom on Superintelligence (4): Malignant Failure Modes"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 3, 2014

"Bostrom on Superintelligence (3): Doom and the Treacherous Turn"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 31, 2014

"Bostrom on Superintelligence (2): The Instrumental Convergence Thesis"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 30, 2014

"Bostrom on Superintelligence (1): The Orthogonality Thesis"   Philosophical Disquisitions   Jul 30, 2014

"Should we have a right not to work?"   Philosophical Disquisitions   Jul 20, 2014

"Feminism and the Basic Income (Part Two)"   Ethical Technology  Jul 19, 2014

"Feminism and the Basic Income (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 17, 2014

"Widerquist on Freedom and the Basic Income"   Ethical Technology  Jul 16, 2014

"Parasitic Surfers and the Unconditional Basic Income: A Debate"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 14, 2014

"Radcliffe-Richards on Sexual Inequality and Justice (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 11, 2014

"Radcliffe-Richards on Sexual Inequality and Justice (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 9, 2014

"The Ethics of Benign Carnivorism (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 20, 2014

"The Ethics of Benign Carnivorism"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 12, 2014

"Is Modern Technology Creating a Borg-like Society?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 9, 2014

"Is a Longer Life a Happier Life? Stoicism and Happiness"   Philosophical Disquisitions  May 22, 2014

"The Ethics of Suicide: A Framework"   Philosophical Disquisitions  May 17, 2014

"Is Transhumanism Compatible with Anarchism?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  May 4, 2014

"The Image World and the Ethics of Virtual Acts"   Philosophical Disquisitions  May 1, 2014

"The Ethics of Virtual Rape"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 29, 2014

"Radical Enhancement and Perpetual Childhood"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 25, 2014

"Does radical enhancement threaten our sense of self?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 22, 2014

"Will sex workers be replaced by robots? (A Precis)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 18, 2014

"Should we bet on radical enhancement?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 15, 2014

"Veridical Engagement and Radical Enhancement"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 14, 2014

"The Objective and Anthropocentric Ideals of Enhancement"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 12, 2014

"Equality, Fairness and the Threat of Algocracy: Should we embrace automated predictive data-mining?"   Philosophical Disquisitions   Apr 10, 2014

"Game Theoretical Analysis of the Duel"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 6, 2014

"Are there problems with the metaphor of mind-uploading?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 8, 2014

"Big Data and the Vices of Transparency"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 6, 2014

"Is there a connection between human nature and moral norms?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 25, 2014

"Sex Work, Technological Unemployment and the Basic Income Guarantee"   Journal of Evolution and Technology  Feb 19, 2014

"What’s the case for sousveillance? (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 12, 2014

"What’s the case for sousveillance? (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 10, 2014

"How Many Methods of Mind-Uploading?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 30, 2014

"The Gamer’s Dilemma: Virtual Murder versus Virtual Paedophilia (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 28, 2014

"The Gamer’s Dilemma: Virtual Murder versus Virtual Paedophilia (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 25, 2014

"Big Data, Predictive Algorithms and the Virtues of Transparency (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 22, 2014

"Big Data, Predictive Algorithms and the Virtues of Transparency (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 19, 2014

"Rule by Algorithm? Big Data and the Threat of Algocracy"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 7, 2014

"Is mind-uploading existentially risky? (Part Three)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 5, 2014

"Is mind uploading existentially risky? (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 3, 2014

"Is mind uploading existentially risky? (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jan 1, 2014

"Freedom: Non-Frustration, Non-Interference and Non-Domination (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 31, 2013

"Freedom: Non-Frustration, Non-interference or Non-domination? (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 29, 2013

"Pettit on Republicanism and the Basic Income"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 23, 2013

"Libertarianism and the Basic Income (Part Three)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 20, 2013

"Libertarianism and the Basic Income (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 19, 2013

"Libertarianism and the Basic Income (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 18, 2013

"The Ethics of Chemical Castration (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 15, 2013

"Can the mind stay young forever? (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 11, 2013

"Can the mind stay young forever? (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Dec 6, 2013

"Are mental illnesses real? (Part Three)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 26, 2013

"Are Mental Illnesses Real? (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 23, 2013

"Are mental illnesses real? (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 14, 2013

"Life Extension and Distributive Justice"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Nov 5, 2013

"The Ethics of Robot Sex"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Oct 14, 2013

"Scientific Optimism, Techno-Utopianism and the Meaning of Life"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Oct 13, 2013

"The P300 Memory Detection Test and the Legal Trial"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Oct 4, 2013

"Moral Enhancement and Superficiality (pt3)"   Ethical Technology  Jul 21, 2013

"Moral Enhancement and Superficiality: Compassion-Pills (pt2)"   Ethical Technology  Jul 15, 2013

"Moral Enhancement and Superficiality: Compassion-Pills (pt1)"   Ethical Technology  Jul 14, 2013

"Enhancement and Education: Lessons from the Kobayashi Maru (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jul 13, 2013

"Doping, Slippery Slopes and Moral Virtues"   Ethical Technology  Jul 3, 2013

"Can we upload our minds? Hauskeller on mind-uploading (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 17, 2013

"Are we cosmically insignificant?"   Ethical Technology  Jun 15, 2013

"Can we upload our minds? Hauskeller on Mind-Uploading (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 14, 2013

"Must we pursue good causes to have meaningful lives? (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Jun 8, 2013

"Must we pursue good causes to have meaningful lives? (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  May 30, 2013

"Revisiting Nagel on the Absurdity of Life pt1 & 2"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 28, 2013

"Book Recommendations ♯9: The Problem of Political Authority"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 26, 2013

"Is there a Case for Robot Slaves?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 23, 2013

"Nagel on the Burden of Enhancement (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 16, 2013

"Can the Giftedness Argument be Salvaged? pt3"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 13, 2013

"Can the Giftedness Argument be Salvaged? pt2"   Philosophical Disquisitions   Apr 3, 2013

"Can the Giftedness Argument be Salvaged? pt1"   Philosophical Disquisitions   Apr 1, 2013

"The Species-Relativist Argument: Do different species have different values?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 29, 2013

"Should pornography be considered “speech”? (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 21, 2013

"Should pornography be considered “speech”? (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 18, 2013

"On the Need for Epistemic Enhancement"   Ethical Technology  Mar 11, 2013

"Nagel on the Burden of Enhancement (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions   Mar 8, 2013

"Theism and the Meaning of Life (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 7, 2013

"Theism and the Meaning of Life (Part One)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 25, 2013

"AIs and the Decisive Advantage Thesis"   Ethical Technology  Feb 16, 2013

"The Lucretian Symmetry Argument (Part One)"   Ethical Technology  Feb 15, 2013

"Is human enhancement disenchanting? (Part Two)"   Ethical Technology  Feb 14, 2013

"Is human enhancement disenchanting? (Part One)"   Ethical Technology  Feb 8, 2013

"The Golem Genie and Unfriendly AI (Part Two)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  Feb 7, 2013


Recent Multimedia


The Ethics of Moral Enhancement   2015-05-18

Interview on Robot Overlordz: Tech Unemployment and Enhancement   2015-03-05

John Danaher on “Will the Future be Ruled by Algorithm?”   2014-11-18

GMOs - Can We Stop With The Hysterics Already?   2014-01-10

The Ethics of Human Enhancement   2013-08-03


News


Danaher Publishes Human Enhancement, Social Solidarity and the Distribution of Responsibility (Jul 18, 2015)

Special Issue of JET: Hughes, Walker, Campa & Danaher on Tech Unemployment and BIG (Mar 07, 2014)


Past Appearances


Danaher @ Clinical Neuroethics: Bench to Bedside (Paris, France - Jun 17, 2015)

Danaher @ Neuroethics on Trial (Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Apr 10, 2015)

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