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Dr. John Danaher BCL., LLM., Ph.D
| John Danaher is a lecturer in the Law School. He holds a BCL from University College Cork (2006); an LLM from Trinity College Dublin (2007); and a PhD from University College Cork (2011). He was lecturer in law at Keele University in the UK from 2011 until 2014. He joined NUI Galway in July 2014.
His research interests lie, broadly, in the areas of philosophy of law and emerging technologies and law. In the past, he has published articles on human enhancement, brain-based lie detection, the philosophy of punishment and artificial intelligence. He maintains a blog called Philosophical Disquisitions, and he also writes for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
His academia.edu profile, which includes pre-publication PDFs of all his work to date, can be found here.
| John's research interests are in the areas of legal philosophy, emerging technologies and the future of human society. He has published several articles on scientific evidence in criminal trials, focusing in particular on the use of brain-based lie detection. His PhD dealt with the impact of advances in neurosciences for theories of criminal responsibility. He has since focused on human enhancement technologies; philosophy of punishment; and robotics and the future of work.
He also maintains an active research interest in moral philosophy and the philosophy of religion.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Danaher, J. (2015) 'The Epistemic Costs of Superintelligence: Bostrom's Treacherous Turn and Sceptical Theism'. Minds And Machines, . [DOI] [Details]|
|John Danaher (2015) 'The Normativity of Linguistic Originalism: A Speech Act Analysis'. Law and Philosophy, . [DOI] [Details]|
|John Danaher (2015) 'Robotic Rape and Robotic Child Sexual Abuse: Should they be criminalised?'. Criminal Law and Philosophy, . [DOI] [Details]|
|John Danaher (2015) 'The Comparative Advantages of Brain-based Lie Detection: The P300 Concealed Information Test and Pre-trial Bargaining'. International Journal Of Evidence And Proof, 19 (1):52-66. [DOI] [Details]|
|John Danaher (2014) 'Sex Work, Technological Unemployment and the Basic Income Guarantee'. Journal of Evolution and Technology, 22 (1):113-130. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2014) 'Necessary Moral Truths and Theistic Metaethics'. Sophia, 53 (3):309-330. [DOI] [Details]|
|John Danaher (2014) 'Hyperagency and the Good Life - Does Extreme Enhancement Threaten Meaning?'. Neuroethics, 7 (2):227-242. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2014) 'Skeptical Theism and Divine Permission: A Reply to Anderson'. International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 75 (2):101-118. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2013) 'Kramer's Purgative Rationale for Capital Punishment: A Critique'. Criminal Law and Philosophy, . [Details]|
|John Danaher (2013) 'The Vice of In-Principlism and the Harmfulness of Love'. American Journal of Bioethics, 13 (11):19-21. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2013) 'On the Need for Epistemic Enhancement: Democratic Legitimacy and the Enhancement Project'. Law, Innovation and Technology, 5 (1):85-112. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2012) 'Stumbling on the Threshold: A Reply to Gwiazda on Threshold Obligations'. Religious Studies, 48 (4):469-478. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2011) 'Blind Expertise and the Problem of Scientific Evidence'. International Journal Of Evidence And Proof, 15 (3):207-231. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2011) 'The Future of Brain-Based Lie Detection and the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 21 (4):67-76. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2010) 'Scientific Evidence and the Criminal Law: Lessons from Brain-Based Lie Detection'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 10 (1):94-130. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2015) 'Responsible Innovation in Social Epistemic Systems: The P300 Memory Detection Test and the Legal Trial' In: Van den Hoven et al (Eds) (eds). Responsible Innovation Volume II: Concepts, Approaches, Applications. Dordrecht: Springer. [Details]|
|John Danaher (2013) 'Enhanced Control and Criminal Responsibility' In: Elisabeth Hildt and Andreas Franke (eds). Cognitive Enhancement: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer. [Details]|
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