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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 You can follow him on twitter @JohnDanaher.

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"Is effective regulation of AI possible? Eight potential regulatory problems"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 27, 2018)

"Is Technology Value-Neutral? New Technologies and Collective Action Problems"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Dec 18, 2017)

"New papers on Moral Enhancement and Brain-Based Lie Detection"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 21, 2017)

"The Reality of Virtual Reality: A Philosophical Analysis"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 18, 2017)

"The Tell-Tale Brain: The Effect of Predictive Brain Implants on Autonomy"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Aug 7, 2017)

"Can we derive meaning and value from virtual reality? An Analysis of the Postwork Future"   Philosophical Disquisitions   (Aug 2, 2017)

"Cognitive Scarcity and Artificial Intelligence: How Assistive AI Could Alleviate Inequality"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Jul 23, 2017)

"Can we derive meaning and value from virtual reality? An Analysis of the Postwork Future"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Jul 10, 2017)

"Building a Postwork Utopia"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (May 18, 2017)

"The Ethics of Crash Optimisation Algorithms"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (May 10, 2017)

"Robot Rights: Intelligent Machines (Panel Discussion)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Apr 23, 2017)

"How to Plug the Robot Responsibility Gap"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Mar 27, 2017)

"Is Judicial Review Compatible with Democracy?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Mar 24, 2017)

"Understanding the Algorithmic Self (Videos)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Mar 20, 2017)

"The Carebot Dystopia: An Analysis"   Philosophical Disquisitions   (Mar 5, 2017)

"Can you be friends with a robot? Aristotelian Friendship and Robotics"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Feb 25, 2017)

"Symbols and Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate (TEDxWHU)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Feb 14, 2017)

"Algocracy as Hypernudging: A New Way to Understand the Threat of Algocracy"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Jan 17, 2017)

"The Logical Space of Algocracy (Redux)"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Dec 5, 2016)

"Why Non-Natural Moral Realism is Better than Divine Command Theory"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Oct 23, 2016)

Recent Multimedia
Podcast - Why we should create artificial offspring   2017-09-12

The Ethics of Moral Enhancement   2017-07-26

Bryson on Why Robots Should Be Slaves   2017-06-30

Wellman and Rajan on the Ethics of Automated Trading   2017-05-20

Mark Coeckelbergh on Robots and the Tragedy of Automation   2017-05-06

Some things you wanted to know about robot sex* (but were afraid to ask) (Oct 22, 2017)

Why we should create artificial offspring: meaning and the collective afterlife (Jun 15, 2017)

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher on TED (Mar 26, 2017)

IEET Fellows Kevin LaGrandeur and John Danaher interviewed on Future of Work (Oct 15, 2016)

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher Publishes New Paper on Moral Enhancement (Aug 14, 2016)

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)