School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

AProf Nicholas Agar

Associate Professor
School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations
address

Phone: 04 463 5046
Location: Room 601, Murphy Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

AProf Nicholas Agar

Currently Teaching

PHIL 228 - Ethics and Genetics
Instructor

PHIL 328 - Ethics and Genetics
Instructor

PHIL 404 - Value Theory
Course Lecturer

Qualifications

BA (Auck)

MA (VUW)

PhD (ANU)

Profile

Nick Agar has an MA from VUW and a PhD from the ANU. He has been teaching at VUW since 1996.

Research Areas

Nick Agar’s main research interests are in the ethics of the new genetics. He has also published on personal identity, environmental ethics, and the philosophy of mind.

Selected Publications

Books

Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits (MIT Press, 2014)

Humanity's End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2010)

Liberal Eugenics (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004)

Perfect Copy (Cambridge: Icon, 2002)

Life’s Intrinsic Value (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001)

Articles

“Functionalism and Personal Identity” Nous 37(2003): 52-70.

“Cloning and Identity” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 28 (2003): 9-26.

Nick Agar's Personal Website

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