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  • Thomas M. Powers, Associate Professor

    Associate Professor
    Director, Center for Science, Ethics & Public Policy
    University of Delaware
    15 Kent Way, Room 206
    Newark, DE 19716


    Research Areas

    Ethics (Science & Engineering, Environment), Kant

    Current Work

    ​Agency in robotics, Risk and emerging technologies

    Sample of Publications

    On the Moral Agency of Computers, Topoi (2013)

    Prospects for a Kantian Machine, IEEE Intelligent Systems (2006)

    Real Wrongs in Virtual Communities, Ethics and Information Technology (2004)

    The Integrity of Body: Kantian Moral Constraints on the Physical Self, Philosophy and Medicine (1999)



15 Kent Way, Room 206Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClassE5554D4A5EE74BFF825E1D25FB5D8701"><p>Ethics (Science & Engineering, Environment), Kant</p></div><div class="ExternalClassE16DA5E0E10447C3981A5A5E2C9E31C2"><p>​Agency in robotics, Risk and emerging technologies</p></div><div class="ExternalClass69525718D1144019B9F81275804C742E"><p>On the Moral Agency of Computers, <em>Topoi </em>(2013)</p><p>Prospects for a Kantian Machine, <em>IEEE Intelligent Systems</em> (2006)</p><p>Real Wrongs in Virtual Communities, <em>Ethics and Information Technology</em> (2004)</p><p>The Integrity of Body: Kantian Moral Constraints on the Physical Self, <em>Philosophy and Medicine </em>(1999)</p></div>Research AreasCurrent WorkSample of, Thomas M.302-831-3229<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Tom_Powers.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorDirector, Center for Science, Ethics & Public Policy 2:30-3:30 - W 4-5 via Zoom and by appt. - (

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  • Department of Philosophy
  • 24 Kent Way
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2359