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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

Episode #25 - McNamara on Fairness, Utility and High Frequency Trading

Understanding Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism and Conservatism

The Quantified Relationship

Can we derive meaning and value from virtual reality? An Analysis of the Postwork Future

Episode #24 - Bryson on Why Robots Should Be Slaves

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

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)

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