My Interests

  • Philosophical issues raised by new technologies, especially in the fields of computing and technology. These include:
    • Problems in ethics (responsibility ascription to machines, moral status of bionic creatures, ethics of robot use, war robot issues).
    • Questions in theoretical philosophy (definition and limits of personhood, historic change in personhood perception, concepts of rights and their application to non-humans).
    • Technology and Society, STS, Continental Philosophy of Technology.
    • Effects of AI technologies on the human condition, human dignity, autonomy, and freedom.
  • Philosophy of Happiness, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Aristotelian eudaimonia.
  • Artificial Intelligence methods and implementation.
  • Effective teaching methods, especially ‘Socratic’-dialogue-based class discussions.