Prof Nicholas Agar
School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations
Phone: 04 463 5046
Location: Room 601, Murphy Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus
Teaching in 2016
PHIL 106 - Contemporary Ethical Issues
PHIL 202 - Ethics
PHIL 361 - Bioethics
PHIL 443 - Value Theory
Nick Agar has an MA from VUW and a PhD from the ANU. He has been teaching at VUW since 1996.
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.
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)
“Functionalism and Personal Identity” Nous 37(2003): 52-70.
“Cloning and Identity” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 28 (2003): 9-26.