Nicholas Agar

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

Courses

Teaching in 2017

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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