TechDebates series: Lethal Autonomous (“Killer”) Robots
This video is of the inaugural debate in the TechDebates on Emerging Technologies series, which focused on Lethal Autonomous “Killer” Robots. LARs are machines that can decide to kill. Such technology has the potential to revolutionize modern warfare and more. The need for understanding LARs is essential to decide whether their development and possible deployment should be regulated or banned. This TechDebate centers on the question: are LARs ethical?
Ron Arkin, Robotics Professor at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing,
Rob Sparrow, Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University.
The TechDebates on Emerging Technologies is a debate series presented by the Center for Ethics and Technology (CET) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Monash research positions available
Three Graduate Research positions are now open in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. Please note applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.
Upcoming Conference: Current Trends & Controversies In Social & Political Philosophy
Caufield Campus, Monash University 20-21 July, 2017 Thursday 20 July 2017 3:30 pm-4:30 pm … Continue reading Upcoming Conference: Current Trends & Controversies In Social & Political Philosophy
Symposium brings together women philosophers
Monash recently hosted the 16th Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh), the first … Continue reading Symposium brings together women philosophers
I’m just not myself: Dr Monima Chadha on the Philosopher’s Zone
ABC’s ‘The Philosopher’s Zone’ talks with Monash Academic Dr Monima Chadha about the intersection of self and mind.
Dr Monima Chadha awarded the 2016 Annette Baier Prize
Monash philosopher Dr Monima Chadha has been awarded the 2016 Annette Baier Prize by the Australasian … Continue reading Dr Monima Chadha awarded the 2016 Annette Baier Prize
Recent Philosophy PhD Student to have her thesis published as a book
“The Pythagorean World: Why Mathematics is Unreasonably Effective in Physics” published by Palgrave Macmillan has an expected publication date of November 2016.
Thanks to the Ian Potter Foundation, funding for keynotes at IAPH 2016
We are extremely grateful to the Ian Potter Foundation for awarding us a $10,115 Conference … Continue reading Thanks to the Ian Potter Foundation, funding for keynotes at IAPH 2016
Monash PhD Dr Bryan Paton’s recent appointment
Dr Bryan Paton, recent PhD from Monash Philosophy under Professor Jakob Hohwy (Cognition & Philosophy … Continue reading Monash PhD Dr Bryan Paton’s recent appointment
Recent book by Jacqueline Broad: The Philosophy of Mary Astell
The work is one of the first books to examine the ideas and arguments of a woman philosopher of the early modern era.
Monash Philosophy alumni at Oxford
In 2017 three Monash Philosophy alumni will be associated with Oxford’s Faculty of Philosophy.
Tim Bayne joins Monash
Tim Bayne joins Monash as Future Fellow and Professor of Philosophy from September 2016
New Discovery projects Awarded to Philosophers at Monash
New Discovery projects Awarded to Philosophers at Monash: DP160103644 Professor Andrew Benjamin; Professor Jeffery Malpas: … Continue reading New Discovery projects Awarded to Philosophers at Monash