Tony Beavers will kick things off on Friday, February 7 with a talk entitled "Moral Machinery and the Threat of Ethical Nihilism." Beavers will explore the possibility of an "emerging nihilism of the information age" that threatens the very meaning of value itself.
Tony Beavers is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Cognitive Science Modleing Laboratory at the University of Evansville. He specializes in Technology Ethics (particularly regarding artificial intelligence, infromation systems, and robotics) and Meta-ethics. His research interests include the history of philosophy, the philosophy of cognitive science, complex systems, and computational philosophy.