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 ethical implications of the digital revolution, the meaning of technological progress, and the ways in which genetic and cybernetic technologies may change us.

Selected publications

Books

The Sceptical Optimist: Why Technology Isn’t the Answer to Everything (Oxford University Press, 2015).

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)

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