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Ezio Di Nucci

Ezio Di Nucci

Associate Professor

I am Associate Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Copenhagen, having previously taught at the University of Edinburgh (where I received my PhD in 2008), the University of Stirling, University College Dublin and the University of Duisburg-Essen (where I received my Habilitation in 2014). I work mainly in ethics, bioethics and the philosophy of action.

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• EDUCATION

2008 PhD - Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, UK
2003 MSc - Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, UK
2002 Laurea (BA) - Department of Philosophy, SAPIENZA University of Rome, ITALY

• CURRENT POSITION

2015 – Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK

• PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2009 – 2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Duisburg-Essen, GERMANY
2008 – 2009 Lecturer, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, IRELAND

• FELLOWSHIPS and ACHIEVEMENTS

2017 Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, Professore I Fascia, ITALY
2014 Habilitation und Venia Legendi im Fach Philosophie, GERMANY
2011 – 2013 Fellow of the Global Young Faculty, Mercator Foundation, GERMANY
2004 Scholarship for PhD Abroad, University of Salerno, ITALY

• TEACHING ACTIVITIES (selection)

2015 – University of Copenhagen: Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine; Medical Ethics: Theory and Practice; Ethics and Philosophy of Technology; Philosophy of Science; Introduction to STS; Ethics of Medical Technology; Medical Ethics

2009 – 2014 University of Duisburg-Essen: Autonome Maschinen?; Einführung in die Ethik; Nikomachische Ethik; The Ethics of Voting; Philosophische Anthropologie; Neuroenhancement: Moral Issues (Bochum); 'Kants Ethik; Doppelwirkung; Rechtsphilosophie; Willensfreiheit; Marx; Wäre es besser, nicht gewesen zu sein?; Handlungstheorie; Animal Ethics; Rawls’s Theory of Justice

2008 – 2009 University College Dublin: MA Advanced Readings in Analytic Philosophy; Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy; Knowledge & Reality

2006 – 2008 University of Stirling: From Plato to Existentialism; Morality & Metaphysics; Introduction to Moral Philosophy; What does it all mean?

2003 – 2008 University of Edinburgh: Introduction to Philosophy; Moral Philosophy; History of Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind and Language


• ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (selection)

2017 Sex, Consent & Technology workshop, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK
2014 Robowar Responsibility Workshop (co-organized with Filippo Santoni), Delft University of Technology, THE NETHERLANDS
2013 Neuroenhancement and Ethics conference (co-organized with Global Young Faculty colleagues), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GERMANY
2012 Control and the Absent Mind conference (co-organized with Neil Roughley), University of Duisburg-Essen, GERMANY
2006 Mind2006: Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (15-16 June 2006) (co-organized with Conor McHugh and Mog Stapleton) at University of Sussex, UK
2005 Mind2005: Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Mind (co-organized with Conor McHugh) at University of Edinburgh, UK


• INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2016 – 2021 Ethics Advisor, H2020-funded RUBICON Project (http://rubicon-network.org/)
2015 – 2017 weekly research seminar convener at Dept of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
2010 – 2012 Mittelbau elected representative, Universität Duisburg-Essen
2010 – 2012 Philosophisches Mittelbaukolloquium organizer, Universität Duisburg-Essen


• REVIEWING ACTIVITIES (selection)

2017 – Canadian Journal of Bioethics, Advisory Board Member
2016 – PhilPapers Editor for Applied Ethics
2014 – Reviews Editor, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
2010 – Referee for: Analysis Australasian Journal of Philosophy Dialectica European Journal of Social Psychology Frontiers in Psychiatry Journal of Medical Ethics Journal of Philosophy Journal of Social Philosophy Mind Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences Philosophical Explorations Philosophical Papers Philosophical Psychology Philosophical Quarterly Philosophical Studies Philosophy of the Social Sciences Psychological Reports Ratio Juris Res Publica Theoria Topoi


• MAJOR COLLABORATIONS

2014 – 2019 ‘Personal Analytics – Technische und nutzerorientierte Methoden zur Verbesserung der persönlichen Lebensqualität durch gesundheitsbezogenes Selbst-Monitoring’ (BMBF Project with PI Aysegül Dogangün, €3.000.000)
2011 – 2013 ‘Cognitive Enhancement and Morality’, interdisciplinary project (€100.000, Stiftung Mercator)


• SUPERVISION

2015 - Supervision of BA and MA students, University of Copenhagen
2015 PhD Committee Chair for Jeanette Knox, University of Copenhagen
2009-2014 Co-supervision of PhD students within Phil. Anthropology & Ethics research group, University of Duisburg-Essen
2008-2009 Supervision of BA and MA students


• CAREER BREAKS

April-June 2013 (2 months), November-December 2014 (2 months), October-December 2017 (3 months): I have taken parental leave three times as above for my children Franz, Eleonore and Caterina.


• PUBLICATIONS

Books

2018: Ethics in Healthcare: A Philosophical Introduction. Rowman & Littlefield (a Danish translation has been published by Munksgaard under the title Ethics4Medics: En guide til sundhedsfagene – reviewed in: Tidsskriftet den Norske Legeforening).

2018: 1984 and Philosophy (Open Court – co-edited with Stefan Storrie).

2016: Drones and Responsibility. Routledge (co-edited with Filippo Santoni).

2015: Enhancement der Moral. Mentis (co-edited with Raphael van Riel & Jan Schildmann – reviewed in: Frankfurter Allgemeine).

2014: Ethics without Intention. Bloomsbury (Habilitationsschrift - reviewed in: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews; Australasian Journal of Philosophy).

2013: Mindlessness. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (reviewed in: Philosophical Psychology; Ethical Theory and Moral Practice; Cygne Noir).

2008: Mind Out of Action. VDM Verlag (PhD Dissertation).

2006: Content, Consciousness, and Perception. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (co-edited with Conor McHugh).


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

I love my children: am I racist? On the wish to be biologically related to one’s children. Journal of Medical Ethics (forthcoming).

2018: Pushing the Margins of Responsibility: Lessons from Parks’ Somnambulistic Killing. Neuroethics 11 (1): 35-46 (with Filippo Santoni).

2017: Drones and the Threshold for Waging War. Politik 20 (1): 21-29.

2016: IVF, same-sex couples and the value of biological ties. Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (12): 784-787.

2016: Consent ain't anything: dissent, access and the conditions for consent. Monash Bioethics Review 34 (1): 3-22.

2016: Successful ageing. Maturitas 93: 4-12. (with Sasmita Kusumastuti et al).

2015: Broadening the Future of Value Account of the Wrongness of Killing. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 18 (4): 587-590.

2014: Avoiding and Alternate Possibilities. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (5): 1001-1007.

2014: Fathers and Abortion. The Journal of Medicine & Philosophy 39 (4): 444-458.

2014: Contraception and Double Effect. American Journal of Bioethics 14 (7): 42-43.

2014: Aristotle and Double Effect. Journal of Ancient Philosophy 8 (1): 20-48.

2014: Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency. Neuroethics 7 (1): 105-107.

2014: Analysing the Wrongness of Killing. Public Reason 6 (1-2): 77-82.

2013: Self-Sacrifice and the Trolley Problem. Philosophical Psychology 26 (5): 662-672.

2013: Withdrawing artificial nutrition and patients' interests. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (9): 555-556.

2013: Action, Deviance, and Guidance. Abstracta 7 (2): 41-59.

2013: Embryo Loss and Double Effect. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (8): 537-540.

2013: Habits, Nudges, and Consent. American Journal of Bioethics 13 (6): 27-29.

2013: Killing Fetuses and Killing Newborns. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (5): e19-e20.

2012: Priming Effects and Free Will. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 20 (5): 725-734.

2012: Knowing Future Contingents. Logos & Episteme 3 (1): 43-50.

2011: Automatic Actions: Challenging Causalism. Rationality Markets and Morals 2 (1): 179-200.

2011: Frankfurt versus Frankfurt: a new anti-causalist dawn. Philosophical Explorations 14 (1): 117-131.

2011: Sexual Rights and Disability. Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (3): 158-161.

2011: Frankfurt counterexample defended. Analysis 71 (1): 102-104.

2010: Rational constraints and the Simple View. Analysis 70 (3): 481-486.

2010: Refuting a Frankfurtian Objection to Frankfurt-Type Counterexamples. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (2): 207-213.

2009: On how to interpret the role of the future within the abortion debate. Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (10): 651-652.

2009: Abortion: Strong's counterexamples fail. Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (5): 304-305.

2009: Simply, false. Analysis 69 (1): 69-78.


Other Academic Articles

Reproduktionstechnologien und Bionormative Familienkonzeptionen. In: Gottfried Schweiger & Johannes Drerup (eds.), Handbuch Philosophie der Kindheit. Metzler.

2018: Physical Jerks Ungood. In: Ezio Di Nucci & Stefan Storrie (eds.), 1984 and Philosophy. Open Court.

2018: Are we living in 1984? (with Stefan Storrie). In: Ezio Di Nucci & Stefan Storrie (eds.), 1984 and Philosophy. Open Court.

2018: Biological children: an innocent wish? Journal of Medical Ethics blog (11.6.2018)

2017: Sex Robots and the Rights of the Disabled. In: John Danaher & Neil McArthur (eds.), Sex Robots. MIT Press.

2016: La Fecondazione Assistita tra Eguaglianza e Patriarcato. I Castelli di Yale IV (2): 67-77.

2016: Le ragioni di chi ha torto. AREL La Rivista 2016/3: 173-176.

2016: Drones and Responsibility: Mapping the Field (with Filippo Santoni). In: Ezio Di Nucci & Filippo Santoni (eds.), Drones and Responsibility. Routledge: 1-13.

2016: I limiti del dubbio e le responsabilita’ epistemiche. AREL La Rivista 2016/2: 177-180.

2016: Are drones out of control? Global Applied Ethics Institute (4.8.2016).

2016: Sharing Motherhood and Patriarchal Prejudices. Journal of Medical Ethics blog (10.9.2016).

2015: Besser ist besser? Enhancement der Moral aus einer handlungstheoretischen Perspektive. In: Raphael van Riel, Ezio Di Nucci & Jan Schildmann (eds.), Enhancement der Moral. Mentis: 77-84.

2015: Non Uccidere? Le Intenzioni e la Dottrina del Doppio Effetto. AREL La Rivista 2015/1: 274-277.

2014: Un dialogo (socratico) sul progresso, le donne e il socialismo (with Axel Honneth). AREL La Rivista 2014/2: 98-105.

2014: Das Paar von Ferdinand Fellmann. Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Philosophie und Ethik 36 (3): 109-110.

2014: Who’s Afraid of Robots? Fear of Automation and the Ideal of Direct Control (with Filippo Santoni). In: Fiorella Battaglia & Natalie Weidenfeld (eds.), Roboethics in Film. Pisa University Press.

2014: Trolleys and Double Effect in Experimental Ethics. In: Christoph Lütge, Hannes Rusch & Matthias Uhl (eds.), Experimental Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan: 80-93.

2014: Eight Arguments against Double Effect. In: Michael Quante (ed.), XXIII Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie 2014 Münster 9: 1-16. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-42329440070.

2014: I droni tra progresso ed etica. AREL La Rivista 2014/1: 108-115.

2013: Double Effect and Terror Bombing. In Miguel Hoeltje, Thomas Spitzley & Wolfgang Spohn (eds.), Was dürfen wir glauben? Was sollen wir tun? Sektionsbeiträge des achten internationalen Kongresses der Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie e.V. DuEPublico.

2013: Handlung. In Christoph Demmerling & Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (eds.), Fachwörterbuch Sprachphilosophie (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Bd. 15). de Gruyter.

2013: Handlungssatz. In Christoph Demmerling & Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (eds.), Fachwörterbuch Sprachphilosophie (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Bd. 15). de Gruyter.

2013: Handlungstheorie. In Christoph Demmerling & Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (eds.), Fachwörterbuch Sprachphilosophie (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Bd. 15). de Gruyter.

2012: Double Effect and Assisted Dying. British Medical Journal (letter, 7.2.2012).

2011: Praktische Rationalität. In Ralf Stoecker, Christian Neuhäuser & Marie-Luise Raters (eds.), Handbuch Angewandte Ethik. Metzler: 103-108.

2006: The State of Mind (with Conor McHugh). In Ezio Di Nucci & Conor McHugh (eds.), Content, Consciousness, and Perception Essay in Contemporary Philosophy of Mind. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 1-34.


• TALKS (selection)

2018: Delegating Control and Delegating Responsibility (University of Linköping).

2018: Doppelwirkung zwischen Rechtfertigung und Verantwortung (Universität Münster).

2017: Delegating Control, Power and Responsibility (Universität Bayreuth).

2017: Delegating Control and Delegating Responsibility ETMP Conference (University of Pavia).

2017: IVF-with-ROPA and the value of biological ties (Luiss University).

2016: Das Kontrollparadoxon (KIT Karlsruhe).

2016: Gegen bionormative Familienkonzeptionen. Fachtagung Kind und Moral (Technische Universität Chemnitz).

2016: Drones and the Threshold for Waging War. 3rd Meeting of the Nordic War Network (Aarhus University).

2016: Dying Earlier, Dying Right. Cogita (University of Copenhagen).

2016: La fecondazione assistita e il valore dei legami biologici. Etica e Politica (University of Ferrara).

2016: IVF, same-sex couples and the value of biological ties. ETMP Workshop (University College Dublin).

2016: IVF-with-ROPA and the value of biological ties (Aarhus University).

2016: IVF, same-sex couples and the value of biological ties (KTH Stockholm).

2016: Commercial Surrogacy and Women's Rights. Cogita (University of Copenhagen).

2015: Varieties of Action and Responsibility: Lessons from Parks’ Somnambulistic Killing. 2015 OZSW Conference (Free University of Amsterdam, together with Filippo Santoni).

2015: Implicit Bias and Indifference. Reasons and the Psychology of Human Agents Workshop (University of Copenhagen).

2015: Responsibility, Technology and Tolerance Thresholds. Eindhoven University.

2015: Indifference. University of Copenhagen (Department of Philosophy).

2015: The Value of Indifference. University of Lund.

2015: Responsibility, Technology and Tolerance Thresholds. Delft University of Technology.

2015: Kamm, Kant and Double Effect. Roskilde University.

2015: Responsibility, Technology and Tolerance Thresholds. Aarhus University.

2015: Sexual Rights? University of Copenhagen (Department of Public Health).

2015: Zustimmung als Unterlassung. Universität Konstanz.

2014: Should we be afraid of robots? Lessons from the theory of action and responsibility. 2014 OZSW Conference (University of Nijmegen; together with Filippo Santoni de Sio).

2014: Eight Arguments against Double Effect. Trinity College Dublin.

2014: Eight Arguments against Double Effect. XXIII. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie (Universität Münster).

2014: Double Effect and Terror Bombing. SIFA2014 Conference (University of L’Aquila).

2014: Consent, opt-out and organ donation. Eindhoven University.

2014: Zustimmung in der Organspende-Debatte. Habilitationskolloquium (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2014: Sind Absichten Moralisch Neutral? 9. Gummersbacher Kolloquium.

2014: Autonome Waffensysteme: Wessen Verantwortung? Rüsten für die Zukunft? (Evangelische Akademie Loccum).

2014: Consent ain’t Anything. Analytics Bioethics in Europe Conference (Ghent University).

2014: Sind Handlungen Bewusst? Technische Universität Chemnitz.

2014: The fear of automation and the ideal of direct control. Roboethics in Film (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, together with Filippo Santoni de Sio).

2014: Willensfreiheit, Determinismus und Verantwortung. LLL Verein (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2014: Zustimmung und Organspende. Universität Köln.

2013: Consciousness & Action. University of Bergen.

2013: On Partiality. Meeting the Author: Simon Keller’s Partiality (Universität Bern).

2013: Opt-Out and Implicit Consent. Association for Legal and Social Philosophy 2013 Annual Conference (University of Stirling).

2013: Particularism and Practical Reason: Replying to Albertzart. Particularism Workshop (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2013: Enhancement, the Intellectualist Bias and Moral Agency. Neurointerventions and the Law workshop (Universität Hamburg).

2013: Enhancement, the Intellectualist Bias and Moral Agency. Neuroenhancement and Ethics conference (Ruhr Universität Bochum).

2012: Double Effect and Terror Bombing. Fourth Annual Dutch Conference on Practical Philosophy (Eindhoven University).

2012: The Trolley Problem and the Self-Sacrifice Trilemma. The Scope and Limits of Experimental Ethics workshop (Universität Konstanz).

2012: Double Effect and Terror Bombing. GAP.8 Kongress (Universität Konstanz).

2012: Mindlessness: all the things we do without thinking. Control and the Absent Mind conference (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2012: Ethik ohne Absicht und das Prinzip der Doppelwirkung. Mittelbaukolloquium (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2011: Self-Sacrifice and theTrolley Problem. European Workshop on Experimental Philosophy (Eindhoven University).

2011: Reply to Colin Allen’s Animal Cognition and the limits of experimental methods. Animal Cognition Workshop (Ruhr Universität Bochum).

2010: Nudges and Priming. Gummersbacher Kolloquium (Theodor-Heuss Akademie).

2010: Action vs. Freedom. Philosophiches Kolloquium (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2010: Nudges and Priming. Green Nudges Conference (Manchester University).

2010: Online and Digital Agency. IDIS 2010 Conference (Rome).

2009: Knowing Future Contingents. Relativism Conference (University College Dublin).

2007: Bratman Refuted. OpenMinds2007 Graduate Conference (Manchester University).

2007: Automatic Actions and Davidsonian Rationalization. Graduate Conference (Durham University).

2006: Rationalizing Automaticity. OpenMinds2006 Graduate Conference (Manchester University).

2005: Alienation: On Treating Oneself as an Object. Sussex Graduate Conference (Sussex University).

2005: Alienation and Self-Objectification. SEP/FEP Joint Conference (Reading University).

2005: On Treating Oneself as an Object. Brave NewWorld 2005 (Manchester University).

2005: Rationality and Automaticity. Ireland Postgraduate Philosophy Conference (Trinity College Dublin).

2005: Action, Explanation, and Impotence. SPPA Seminar Day (Stirling University).

2004: Reply to Markus Schlosser's The Agent as Cause. SPPA Seminar Day (Glasgow University).

 

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