Technology & Ethics 2011-2012

Chairperson:

Wendell Wallach, Lecturer, Yale College; Scholar, Bioethics Center


Presenters:

September 28 William Grassie, Founder and Emeritus Executive Director of the Metanexus Institute on Religion and Science

Is Transhumanism Scientifically Plausible?

October 12 Barbara Oakley, Associate Professor of Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Cold-Blooded Kindness: Insights into Pathological Altruism

November 4  David Chalmers, Distinquished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness, Australian National University

The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis
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December 7 Aimee van Wynsberghe, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, University of Twente

A Framework for Integrating Ethics in the Design of Care Robots
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January 25 Keith Miller, Louise Hartman Schewe and Karl Schewe Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois

“The Rules”: Principles in Disguise about Moral Responsibilty for Computing Artifacts
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February 22 Matthew Liao

Will it be less dangerous to use human engineering to adapt to climate change than geoengineering or other solutions?

March 7 Russel Blackford, Attorney, Science Fiction Writer, and Lecturer at the University of Newcastle

The Case Against Radical Enhancement: Assessing the Central Arguments
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April 25  Ellen Matloff, Research Scientist, Department of Genetics; Director of Cancer Genetic Counseling, Yale Cancer Center/Yale School of Medicine 

Gene Patents, Direct-to-Consumer Testing, and Other Quandaries in Clinical Cancer Genetics