In the Media

Media Appearances, Publications, Reviews Since 2014 (For a complete listing of previous material see “CV.”)

Representative Sample

2016-11-13. “A Summary of Plato’s Political Theory and American Politics 2016,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-5-17 “Ethicists Generally Agree: The Pro-Life Arguments Are Worthless,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies. (reprint forthcoming in Analyzing the Issues: Abortion, Enslow Publishing)

2016-3-3 Quoted in “Is It OK to Torture a Robot?” Inverse Magazine.

2015-12-21 “The End of Religion: Technology and the Future,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, (The 11th most viewed post of the year; originally published January 24, 2015. Also reprinted in Humanity+ Magazine and in Brighter Brains.)

December 1, 2015. Noted as third most read author for 2015 on the online magazine of the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies with over 163,000 views.

2015-09-21 Quoted in  “The Troublesome Future of Killer Robots,” The Daily Dot.

2015-08-05 Quoted in “Artificial Intelligence Will Make Religion Obsolete within our Lifetimes,” The Daily Dot.

2015-06-04 “Science and the Meaning of Life,” Humanity+ Magazine. (reprinted in Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.)

2015-04-26  Interviewed on Dublin Radio, “Does death make life worth living?”
Listen at: RTE One Radio Life Matters (rebroadcast by the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies 2015-04-28.) MULTIMEDIA

2015-03-14 “Seneca on the Proper Use of Time,” Intentional Travelers “Best of the Blogosphere” Weekend Round-Up #11 (2015-04-11 reprinted in “Elevate What Matters: Overcome the Obstacles Between You and The Life You Want.” Also reprinted in Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies 2016-01-23.)

2015-01-20   “Cosmic Evolution and the Meaning of Life,” Scientia Salon, January 20, 2015. (reprinted in Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, and Humanity+ Magazine.)

2014-12-21  “Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute faith” Salon. (reprinted in Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.)

2014-11-10  “The Transhumanist Wager: Can We and Should We Defeat Death?”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies. (reprinted in  Humanity+ Magazine .)

2014-12-07  “What Would Life Be Like Inside A Computer?”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies. (reprinted in Next Nature, December 12, 2014.)

2014-11-16  “Death Should Be Optional,” Salon. (reprinted in Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, and Humanity+Magazine.)

2014-04-11  “Aristotle, Robots, and a New Economic System” Humanity+ Magazine. (reprinted as “Aristotle, Robot Slaves, and a New Economic System,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.)

Other Recent Multimedia, publications, reviews (since 2014)

2016-11-11. Summary of : “How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, November 11, 2016.

2016-11-5. “Building A Better Human With Science Revisited,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-11-4. “Building A Better Human With Science? The Public Says, No Thanks,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-10-28. Listed as #35 in “Top 100 Philosophy Blogs on the Planet.”

2016-10-19. Signee of “Scholars and Writers Against Trump.” (For a roundup of tweets, blog posts, and miscellaneous mentions of this document click here: https://storify.com/andrewhazlett/scholars-and-writers-against-trump)

2016-9-5 “The ‘Transcension Hypothesis’ and the ‘Fermi Paradox‘,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-08-14 “The Movie ‘Spotlight’: Philosophical Reflections,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-7-28  “Skepticism and the Meaning of Life,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-07-26 “Will Transhumanism Lead to Greater Freedom?” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies. (reprinted in Humanity+ Magazine.)

2016-7-23 “How To Live With Doubts About Life’s Meaning,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-7-12 “Bertrand Russell on Fearing Thought,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-7-7 “Is American on the Verge of Civil War?” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-6-9  “Review of Bryan Magee’s Ultimate Questions,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-6-8 “The Monotony of Work,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-5-28 “William James: Once Born and Twice Born People,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-5-27 “The Injustice of Sexism,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-5-5 “Nicotine Gum for Depression and Anxiety,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-4-23 “Is The Singularity A Religious Doctrine?” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-4-22 “Meaning in Life as Being Part of Cosmic Evolution,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-4-21 “Moral Theories and Moral Intuitions,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-3-29 “Review of Phil Torres’ The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-3-25 “What is the Difference Between Philosophy, Science, and Religion?” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-3-23 “Review of Michael Bess’, ‘Our Grandchildren Redesigned Life in the Bioengineered Society of the Near Future,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-3-21 “Western Philosophy: The Beginnings of Rationalistic Thinking,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, March 6, 2016.

2016-3-6 “Has There Been Biological Progress?” Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-24 “I’m Glad the Future Doesn’t Need Us – Bill Joy’s Pessimistic Futurism,” Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-23 “Summary of Michio Kaku’s, Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century,” Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-21 “Summary of Marshall Brain’s, “The Day You Discard Your Body,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies. 

2016-2-17 “Summary of Charles T. Rubin’s, “Artificial Intelligence and Human Nature,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-15 “Summary of Hans Moravec’s, Robot: Mere Machine To Transcendent Mind,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-12 How Science Can Make Us Immortal,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-10 “Daniel Dennett: In Defense of Robotic Consciousness,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-8 “John Searle’s Critique of Ray Kurzweil,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-4 “Ray Kurzweil’s Basic Ideas,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-3 “The Misfortunes of the Dead,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-2-2 “Death is an Ultimate Evil,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-1-31 “Epictetus: What We Can Control?” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-1-19 “Marcus Aurelius: A Brief Summary of The Meditations,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-1-13 “Thaddeus Metz: Toward a unified account of great meaning in life,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2016-1-8  Quoted in “Automation and Robots Have Only Ever Done One Thing: Make Life Better,” The Daily Dot.

2015-12-10 “Agnosticism Regarding the Meaning of Life,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-11-12 “Religion and the Meaning of Life (Part 2),  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-11-06 “Religion and the Meaning of Life (Part 1),” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-10-31 “Propaganda in America Today,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies

2015-10-23 “Western Philosophical Meditation – clarifying and understanding the mind,  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-10-21 “Envy of the Future,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2015-10-11 “Future Technology and Philosophy,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-09-28 “Cyronics and Kim Souzzi,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-09-19 “Cosmic Evolution and the Meaning of Life,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015- 09-16 “Evolution Will Change How You See The World — Evolutionary Thinking As Spirituality,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2015-09-12 “Religion and Superintelligence,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-09-03 “Rethinking Work: Wasting Half of our Waking Lives is Terrible,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-09-02 “Oliver Sacks Has Died in Peace,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-08-21 “The Supposed Dangers of Techno-Optimism,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-07-15 “Evolution and Ethics,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-06-12 “Who Are We? Religious, Philosophical, Scientific & Transhumanist Theories Of Human Nature (excerpt),” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-06-12 “Science, Religion, and the Future,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-06-05 “Multiple Answers to “What is the Meaning of Life?” — are any Satisfactory?” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-06-02 Review of “Review of Sam Harris’ ‘Waking Up: A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion‘,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-05-30 “The Search for Meaning in a World that Contains so much Suffering and Death,  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-05-18 “Review of ‘Moral Status of Human Cloning’ by Michael Tooley‘,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-05-13 “Thoughts on Lauritzen’s ‘Stem Cells, Biotechnology, and Human Rights,'” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-05-05 “Four Recent Books About the Rise of the Machines,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2015-04-28 “Will Religions Convert AIs to Their Faith?” Humanity+ Magazine.

2015-04-25  “The Problem of Personal Identity in Two Pages,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-03-25 “Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Universal Progressive Evolution,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2015-03-24  “Atheism as Intellectual Snobbery,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-03-17  “Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot Revisited,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging TechnologiesMULTIMEDIA

2015-03-15  “Meaningful Work,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-03-13  “Marijuana for Anxiety,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-03-11   “Utilitarianism” (Part III – Conclusion), Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-03-10  “Utilitarianism” (Part 1 & 2),  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-03-07  “What is Philosophy For?” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies,  March 7, 2015. MULTIMEDIA

2015-03-04  “Hume On Suicide,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-03-01 “Depression & Anxiety: Freedom Without Responsibility,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-02-23  “Alan Watts: Who Am I?  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies,  February 23, 2015. MULTIMEDIA

2015-02-21  “Mark Bittman on the Purpose of Society,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-02-19  “Natural Law Ethics (Part 1 & 2),  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-02-17  “Will Superintelligences Experience Philosophical Distress?” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies. (reprinted in Humanity+ Magazine. )

2015-02-14  “Is Ethics Relative? (Part 4 – Conclusion), Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-02-14  “Is Ethics Relative? (Part 3),  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-02-12  “Is Ethics Relative? (Part 2),  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-02-12  “Is Ethics Relative? (Part 1),  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-02-10  “Overpopulation and Technological Immortality,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-02-09  Review of Martin Rees’: Our Final Hour: A Scientist’s Warning,  Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

2015-01-28  “If There Are Gods, They Are Evil,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-01-24   “The End of Religion: Technology and the Future” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-01-20  Review of Philip Appleman’s, The Labyrinth: God, Darwin, and the Meaning of Life (Part 2), Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, January 20, 2015.

2015-01-19  Review of Philip Appleman’s, The Labyrinth: God, Darwin, and the Meaning of Life (Part 1),  Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, January 19, 2015.

2015-01-18  “Transhumanism and Religion,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-01-14  “Can Life Have Meaning Without Gods?” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2015-01-11  “Does Religion Give Meaning to Life,” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2014-12-20 “Superintelligences Are Already Out There!” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2014-12-18  “Why Do People Fear Immortality?” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-12-16  “Torture and the Ticking Time Bomb” Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2014-12-15  Review of Michio Kaku’s, Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, December 15, 2014

2014-12-09  “Our Connection To The Future,”  Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

2014-11-20  “Death is Like a Ticking Time Bomb“, Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-10-23  “Transhumanism and Scientific Requirements to Hold Political Office,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-10-20  “The Transhumanist Party: Could It Change Our Future?” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-10-13  “Is It Better Never To Have Been Born? (anti-natalism) Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-10-01  “Black Holes Aren’t Real — Science Sensationalism vs. Science Ignorance,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-09-22  “Truth and Justice,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-09-17  “How Should We Spend Our Time?” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-09-02  “Did a God Use Evolution to Design the Species?” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-08-11  “Knowledge and Power: Our Retreat from the Enlightenment,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-08-05  “The Revolt Against Transhumanism,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-07-21  “Transhumanism and the End of Religion,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-07-17  “Our Amazing Future,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-07-07  “Jaron Lanier on Transhumanim,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-06-30  “The Brevity of a Human Life,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-06-26  “The Case for Soft Core Atheism,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-06-25  “Modern Cosmology Versus Creation by Gods,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-06-18  “We Fear Thought,” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-06-10 Review of Marcelo Gleiser’s, The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning, Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-06-04  Review of Jim Holt’s, Why Does The World Exist? Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-05-27  “Is Love Stronger Than Death?” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-05-21  Review (Part 2) of Clement Vidal’s, The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective, Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-05-14 Review (Part 1) of Clement Vidal’s, The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective, Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-05-06  “Implanting Morality” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-04-30  “Intelligence Augmentation” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-04-29  “We Must Evolve” Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-04-21 Review of Damien Broderick’s, The Spike, Humanity+ Magazine.

2014-04-16  “Optimism,” Humanity+ Magazine.

(For earlier material see cv.)

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