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Johannes Himmelreich

Johannes Himmelreich

December 8, 2017 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Event Speaker: 
JOHANNES HIMMELREICH, INTERDISCIPLINARY ETHICS FELLOW, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
Biography: 

Johannes obtained a PhD in philosophy and an MSc in philosophy and public policy from the London School of Economics. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin. Johannes investigates the limits of agency in his work, exploring in particular whether agency can be found outside the human domain. He argues that corporations, states, or robots are agents that can be morally responsible for their actions. Currently he is analyzing situations in which different kinds of agency mesh, namely in joint actions between humans and artificial intelligence. Beyond this focus on theoretical issues, Johannes is interested in topics that challenge liberal democratic theory, such as the right to asylum, the constraints of sovereign debt, and the limits of privacy.