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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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Philosophical Disquisitions

Abortion and the Violinist Thought Experiment

How to Plug the Robot Responsibility Gap

TEDx Talk: Symbols and Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate

Virtual Sexual Assault: A Classificatory Scheme

Episode #20 - Karen Yeung on Hypernudging and Big Data

"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)

"How do we Enhance Cognition through External Representations? Five Ways"   Philosophical Disquisitions   (Oct 13, 2016)

"Pushing Humans off the Loop: Automation and the Unsustainability Problem"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 29, 2016)

"Is Robust Moral Realism a kind of Religious Belief?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 27, 2016)

"Competitive Cognitive Artifacts and the Demise of Humanity: A Philosophical Analysis"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 24, 2016)

"Will human enhancement cause problems for interpersonal communication?"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 22, 2016)

"Computers and Law Special Edition on Algorithmic Governance"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 21, 2016)

"Who knows best? Personal Happiness and the Search for a Good Life"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 6, 2016)

"Phenomenological Coupling, Augmented Reality and the Extended Mind"   Philosophical Disquisitions   (Sep 4, 2016)

"Piketty on Free Higher Education and the Value of Meritocracy"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Aug 11, 2016)

"Is Death the Sculptor of Life or an Evil to be Vanquished?"   Philosophical Disquisitions   (Aug 9, 2016)

"Moral Enhancement and Moral Freedom: A Critical Analysis"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Jul 26, 2016)

Recent Multimedia
Symbols and their Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate | John Danaher   2017-03-21

Andrew Ferguson on Predictive Policing   2017-02-21

Jonathan Pugh on Bio-Conservatism and Human Enhancement   2017-02-04

Steve Fuller on Transhumanism and the Proactionary Imperative   2017-01-30

Anders Sandberg on the Ethics of Time Compression in Computing   2016-12-29

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)

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher Publishes New Paper in Journal: Bioethics (Jun 05, 2016)

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher Publishes New Paper - Robots, Law and the Retribution Gap (Jun 04, 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)