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Books, articles, blogs and such

Books:

  • 2017 Philosophy and Breaking Bad co-edited with Kevin Decker and Robert Arp (UK: Palgrave Macmillan)
  • 2016 Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics: an Approach from the Ethos of Science (The Netherlands: Springer)
  • 2015 Etica de la Investigacion, Integridad Cientifica (Mexico City: CONACyT) ISBN: 978-607-460-506-8
  • 2015 Who Owns You: Science, Innovation, and the Gene Patent Wars, 2d Edition (revised and expanded) (UK: Wiley)
  • 2015 Bioethics: Inspire the Future to Move the World, co-edited with Manuel Ruiz de Chavez Guerrero and Raul Jimenez ISBN 978-607-460-475-7 (Mexico City: CONBIOETICA)
  • 2012 Breaking Bad and Philosophy, with Robert Arp, (ed.) Popular Culture and Philosophy series, (Chicago: Open Court)
  • 2011 Innovation and Nanotechnology: Converging Technologies and the End of Intellectual Property, (UK: Bloomsbury Academic)
  • 2009 Who Owns You? The Corporate Gold Rush to Patent Your Genes. (UK: Wiley-Blackwell)
  • 2007 Science and Ethics: Can Science Help Us Make Wise and Moral Judgments? Co-edited with Paul Kurtz, (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Press)
  • 2003 John Searle's Ideas About Social Reality: Extensions, Criticisms, and Reconstructions, co-edited with Laurence Moss, (Oxford UK: Blackwell)
  • 2002 Reboot World, (New York: Writer’s Club Press) (fiction)
  • 2000 The Ontology of Cyberspace, (Chicago: Open Court)
  • 1991 Shadow Boxing (unpublished novella)
  • Articles

  • 2017 "Mars One: Human Subject Concerns?" in Astropolitics Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 97-111.
  • 2016 "The rise of big data and genetic privacy" with Vanessa Gonzalez Covarrubias in Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, Available online 13 September 2016.
  • 2015 "Human Participants in Engineering Research: Notes from a fledgling ethics committee" with Willem-Paul Brinkman and Sylvia Pont in Science and Engineering Ethics Online First, DOI 10.1007/s11948-014-9568-2, Vol 21 (4) pp. 1033-48.
  • 2014 "Human Research Ethics Committees in Technical Universities" with Willem-Paul Brinkman and Sylvia Pont, in Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Vol. 9, Issue 3 pp.67-71.
  • 2014 "Principals, Agents and the Intersection between Scientists and Policy-Makers: Reflections on the H5N1 Controversy" with Keelie Murdock in Frontiers, Public Health- Infectious Diseases special issue on Dual-use life science research and biosecurity in the 21st Century: Social, Technical, Policy, and Ethical Challenges, editor: Kathleen Vogel. Vol. 2 DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00109.
  • 2014 "Beyond Paper" with Barry Smith, in The Monist Vol. 98, Issue 2, pp. 222-235.
  • 2013 "Coase and Copyright" with Floris Kreiken in Illinois Journal of Law, Technology, and Policy, pp. 1-44.
  • 2012 "The Open Source Society and its Enemies� with Floris Kreiken in The Humanities and Technology Review, Vol. 31, pp. 25-49.
  • 2012 "Non-Proliferation Regimes: Immoral and Risky" with Katerina Stankova in International Journal on World Peace, Vol. 29, pp. 63-83.
  • 2011 "Things in Themselves: Redefining Intellectual Property in the Nano-Age" in Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring), pp. 12-27.
  • 2010 FP7 Report, Project "Synth-Ethics" (editor, contributor, co-author): Identification of ethical issues and analysis of public discourse, Work Package 1, Autumn.
  • 2010 "Back to Basics: How Technology and the Open Source Movement Can Save Science" in Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 2010, Pages 181-190
  • 2010 "Authorship and Artifacts: remaking IP law for future objects" in The Monist, Vol. 93, Issue 3, July. pp. 481-492.
  • 2010 "Peter Hare on The Problem of Evil" in Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society Symposium dedicated to Peter Hare, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Winter), pp.53-59.
  • 2009 "Let's Get Small: An introduction to transitional issues in nanotech and intellectual property" in Nanoethics, Vol 3, No. 2, pp. 157-166. Open Access DOI citation: 10.1007/s11569-009-0068-9
  • 2009 "On Genies and Bottles: Scientists' Moral Responsibility and Dangerous Technology R&D" in Science and Engineering Ethics. Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 119-133 (2010 -- in print) Online first/Open Access DOI citation: 10.1007/s11948-009-9158-x
  • 2009 "Dealing With Socially Constructed Concepts in an Ontology" letter to editor, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics,, Vol 4, Issue 2, June, pp.75-76.
  • 2009 "Creating a Controlled Vocabulary for the Ethics of Human Research: Towards a Biomedical Ethics Ontology" with Robert Arp, Jennifer Fostel, and Barry Smith in Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Vol. 4, Issue 1, March, pp 43-58.
  • 2007 "Robots Bowling Alone: Evolving Post-Technological Humans" in SCRIPT-ed: A Journal of Law and Technology, Vol 4, Issue 4, pp 462-67.
  • 2007 "The Ethics of Genetic Engineering," Policy "White" Paper, Center for Inquiry, Transnational. Published August 28, 2007.
  • 2007 "Individual and Collective Rights in Genomic Data: Preliminary Questions" in Journal of Evolution and Technology, Vol. 16 Issue 1, June, pgs 151-159.
  • 2007 "Ethics and Ontology: A New Synthesis," Metaphysica: An International Journal of Metaphysics and Ontology, Vol. 8, No. 2, October, pp. 20-27.
  • 2006 "The Mystery of Intellectual Capital: A Prospectus," SCRIPT-ed: A Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 3, Issue 2, June, pp. 140-145.
  • 2003 "Libri e atre macchine: artificio ed espressione" (Books and Other Machines) Sistemi Inteligenti Numero 3, Dicembre, pp. 429-440
  • 2003 “Introduction to the Special Issue on John Searle’s The Construction of Social Reality: The Science of Society” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol 62, No. 1.
  • 2000 "An Emerging Ontology of Jurisdiction in Cyberspace," in Ethics and Information Technology, Vol 2, No. 2.
  • 1999 "Introduction to Applied Ontology," in The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, April, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp 217-221.
  • Popular and Invited (a selected sample):

  • 2014 The State of American Secularism Free Inquiry Vol. 34, Issue 6
  • 2013 Why The Time Was Right for Breaking Bad Guy Walter White in The Conversation, Sept. 29.
  • 2013 Is Walter White One of TV's Truly Evil Characters? in BBC News Magazine, Sept. 27.
  • 2010 "Naturally-Occurring Genes and the Commons-by-Necessity," in GeneWatch Magazine Vol. 23, Issue 5.
  • 2010 "Humanist 'Leadership' and Me," Free Inquiry, Oct-Nov, pp. 34-36.
  • 2009 "Designer Moods: The Ethics of Neurochemical Enhancement" in Free Inquiry, Aug-Sept, pp. 26-27.
  • 2009 "Why I Believe Gene Patenting is Wrong, Even Though it is Legal" in Institute for Ethics in Emerging Technologies blog, Aug 16.
  • 2008 "An Outline for the Legal Ontology of Personhood: The Transbeman Example" in Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness, Vol 3, Issue 1.
  • 2007 "Spiritual but not Religious" in Secular Humanist Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 4.
  • 2007 "The End of Faith in Politics" in Free Inquiry, Vol. 27, Issue 2, p. 16-17.
  • 2007 "The Immorality of Religious Ethics" in Secular Humanist Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 3.
  • 2007 "3 Billion Little Pieces: How Much of You do You Own?" SciTech Lawyer, Vol. 3, No. 4.
  • 2006 "Is There a God? Go Ask Alice" in Free Inquiry Vol. 26, No. 6., pp. 14-15.
  • 2006 "Science Ain't an Exact Science: Public Perception of Science After the Stem-Cell Fraud," Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 44-50.
  • 2006 "Beware the Pitfalls of Belief Systems" in Secular Humanist Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 3.
  • 2006 "Learning (how) to Behave: Commandments vs. Principles" in Secular Humanist Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 2.
  • 2006 "New Threats to Academic Freedom" in Free Inquiry, Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 14-15.
  • 2006 “The Thin Edge of the Wedge: Intelligent Design after Dover,” Free Inquiry, Vol 26, No. 3, pp. 32-33.
  • 2006 “The Ethics of Investigation,” Skeptical Inquirer, Vol 30, No.1, January-February, pp. 45-47.
  • 2005 "The United States is not a Christian Nation" in Secular Humanist Bulletin, Vol 21, No. 2.
  • 2005 "Beyond Gods: Secular Humanism's Future" in Secular Humanist Bulletin, Vol. 21, No. 1.
  • 2005 “Great Minds: John Stuart Mill,” Free Inquiry, Vol 25, No.6, December-January, pp. 47-49.
  • 2004 "The Law and Secular Humanism" in Secular Humanist Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 4.
  • 2004 "On the Frontlines of The Culture Wars," Ethical Record (London) Vol 109, No. 4, p.3.
  • 1996 "The Ontology of Cyberspace: Preliminary Questions and Comments," State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Computer Science - Technical Report 95-9.

  • Book Chapters:

  • 2016 "ICT's Architecture of Freedom� with Philip Serracino Inglott for Freedom and Property of Information: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology, Mireille Hildebrandt and Bibi van de Berg, editors, (UK: Routledge).
  • 2014 "In Art We Trust" for Trust me, I'm an Artist: Toward an Ethics of Art and Science Collaboration, Anna Dumitriu and Bobbie Farsides, eds. (UK: Blurb,), pp. 71-77.
  • 2014 "Synthetic Biology and IP" in Synbio and Human Health: a challenge to the current IP framework? Editors: Carlos Mar�a Romeo Casabona & I�igo de Miguel Beriain, (NL: Springer) pp. 45-54.
  • 2013 "Respect my Religiosi-tah: South Park and Blasphemy" in The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect my Philosiphah! Robert Arp, Kevin Decker, and William Irwin, eds. (UK: Wiley-Blackwell) pp. 97-107.
  • 2013 "Medical Privacy in the Age of Genomics" in Medical Ethics, 2d Ed. ed. Michael Boylan (London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell) pp. 90-98.
  • 2013 "Applying Intellectual Property to DNA and Life" in Contemporary Debates in Bioethics Arthur Caplan and Robert Arp, eds. (UK: Wiley-Blackwell) pp. 152-160.
  • 2013 "'It's Existential': Negative Space and Nothingness in The Ice Storm" in The Philosophy of Ang Lee, Barkman, Adam, Robert Arp and James McRae, ed. (Lexington, KT: University Press of Kentucky)pp.243-250.
  • 2012 "A Question of Authorship" Foreword to A Question Mark Above the Sun by Kent Johnson (Buffalo, NY: Starcherone Books). pp. xvii - xxiii.
  • 2012 "Some Ethical Considerations in Astronomy Research and Practice" in Organizations, People and Strategies in Astronomy � Volume 1 (OPSA I), Ed. A. Heck, (Venngeist: Duttlenheim) (ISBN 978-2-9542677-0-8)pp.265-277
  • 2011 Luc Schneider, Mathias Brochhausen, and David Koepsell "On Some Best Practices in Large-Scale Ontology Development: The Chronious Ontology Suite as a Case Study" in Formal Ontology Meets Industry 5th International Workshop Proceedings, IOS Press, pp. 28-38.
  • 2011 "International Law and Legal Positivism�, in Sam Muller, Stavros Zouridis, Morly Frishman and Laura Kistemaker (eds.), Law of the Future and the Future of Law, Torkel Opsahl Academic, pp. 375-384.
  • 2010 "Developing a Master's Degree Program in Science and the Public� in Improving Science Spirits and Building a Harmonious Society, Paul Kurtz and F. Ren, (eds.) (Chinese Science and Technology Press), pp. 84-93.
  • 2010 "Judeo-Christian Values do not Motivate People to Behave Ethically" in Ethics (Opposing Viewpoints), Roman Espejo (ed.) (Greenhaven Press) pp. 78-87.
  • 2009 "Genetic Engineering is Not Unethical" in Genetic Engineering (Opposing Viewpoints), David M. Haugen and Susan Musser (eds.) (Greenhaven Press) pp. 79-93.
  • 2009 "Are Ethical War-Bots Possible?" in Transformers and Philosophy, John Shook and Liz Stillwaggon (eds.) (Chicago: Open Court) pp. 207-218.
  • 2008 "Gaius Baltar and the Transhuman Temptation" in Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy, Jason Eberl, (ed.) (Oxford UK: Blackwell).
  • 2008 "From Guano Islands to the Moon: Institutionalized Squatting and Property Rights," in The Mystery of Capital and the New Philosophy of Social Reality, Mark, Smith and Erlich (eds.) (Chicago: Open Court).
  • 2007 "Carl Menger and Exact Theory in the Social Sciences" in Science and Ethics: Can Science Help Us Make Wise and Moral Judgments? Co-edited with Paul Kurtz, (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Press).
  • 2007 "The Practice of Humanism in Marriage and Family Counseling" with D. Mercurio-Riley, in The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling (New York: NY: Taylor & Francis)
  • 2007 "They Satirized My Prophet... Those Bastards!: South Park and Blasphemy," in South Park and Philosophy, Robert Arp (ed.) (Oxford UK: Blackwell)
  • 2007 "Unbelief and the Law" (3000 words), "John Stuart Mill" (1500 words) The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief, Thomas Flynn (ed.) (Amherst NY, Prometheus).
  • 2006 "Linking the Gene Ontology and Social Ontology: A Prolegomena to an Ontology of Personhood," in Proceedings of FOIS 2006, Brandon Bennett (ed.) (Amsterdam: IOS Press)
  • 2006 “Poker in Cyberspace: Is it Bluffing When No One Sees You Blink?” in Philosophy and Poker, Eric Bronson (ed.)(Open Court: Chicago)
  • 1997 "Protection of Minority Shareholders: U.S. Report" with Catherine Habermehl, in Protection of Minority Shareholders, Matthias Stecher, (ed.), (The Hague: Kluwer).