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Mark Walker

Mark Walker Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Philosophy at New Mexico State University, where he occupies the Richard L. Hedden Endowed Chair. He serves on the Board of Directors of the IEET, on the editorial board of the Journal of Evolution and Technology, and served on the Board of Directors of Humanity Plus from 2002 to 2006. He founded Permanent End International (2004-2007), a nonprofit organization that promoted poverty reduction through aquaculture. Dr. Walker’s teaching and research interests include ethics, epistemology, philosophy of religion and philosophy of science. His current primary research interest is in ethical issues arising out of emerging technologies, e.g., genetic engineering, advanced pharmacology, artificial intelligence research and nanotechnology.

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Free Money for All: A Basic Income Guarantee Solution for the Twenty-First Century by Mark Walker (2015)

Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2014)

Happy-People-Pills For All by Mark Walker (2013)


"Capitalism Mandates a Basic Income Guarantee"   markwalkersite  Apr 29, 2016

"BIG and Technological Unemployment: Chicken Little Versus the Economists"   Journal of Evolution and Technology  Feb 17, 2014

"The Anthropic Argument Against the Existence of God"   Sophia 48 (2009): 351-378.  Dec 31, 2009

"In Praise of Bio-Happiness (IEET White Paper 02)"   IEET Monographs  Dec 31, 2006

"Astrophysical Fine Tuning, Naturalism, and the Contemporary Design"   with Milan M. Cirkovic, in International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 20(3): 285-307  Oct 22, 2006

"Universal Superlongevity: Is It Inevitable And Is It Good?"   in Death And Anti-Death, Volume 3: Fifty Years After Einstein, One Hundred Fifty Years After Kierkegaard Charles Tandy, Ph.D., Editor. Ingram.  Feb 17, 2006

"Apologism, Prolongevistism and Utilitarianism"   Australasian Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming)  Feb 6, 2006

"Mary Poppins 3000s of the World Unite: A Moral Paradox in the Creation of Artificial Intelligence"   Permanent End  Jan 1, 2006

"Where did Marx go wrong?"   Cyborg Democracy  Sep 17, 2004

"Genetic Virtue"   Permanent End  Nov 19, 2003

"Prolegomena to any Future Philosophy"   Journal of Evolution and Technology  Feb 24, 2002

Recent Multimedia

Transvision 2007 - July 23-26, 2007 - Chicago   2007-07-07

Transvision 2007 - July 23-26, 2007 - Chicago   2007-06-09

Mark Walker on superlongevity   2006-05-12


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

New Special Issue of JET Online: Minds and Machines (Dec 11, 2011)

Two New Articles in the Journal of Evolution and Technology (Dec 21, 2009)

Mark Walker and James Hughes on Cognitive Enhancement in Free Inquiry (Jul 29, 2009)

Global Spiral Publishes Ten Defenses of Transhumanism (Feb 06, 2009)

Pursuing the Longevity Dividend: Scientific Goals for an Aging World (Sep 12, 2006)

Past Appearances

Hughes, Walker @ Basic Income Reddit AMA (1pm EDT) (Reddit/Futurism - Sep 20, 2014)

Hughes, Walker @ Little BIG (NMSU, Las Cruces, NM USA - Feb 06, 2014)

Mark Walker on Biohappiness (Las Cruces, NM - Nov 05, 2009)

Mark Walker on “Why the uninsured ought to be permitted to self-medicate” (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico USA - Sep 16, 2009)

Mark Walker on “Apocalyptic Threats and Happy Pills” (Toronto, Canada - Jun 14, 2008)


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