Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford is a philosopher, critic, author, and editor, based at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

His books include: 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists, co-edited with Udo Schuklenk (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009); Freedom of Religion and the Secular State (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012); 50 Great Myths About Atheism, co-authored with Udo Schuklenk (Wiley-Blackwell, 2103); Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies (MIT Press, 2014); Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds co-edited with Damien Broderick (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014); The Mystery of Moral Authority (Palgrave Pivot, 2016); Philosophy’s Future: The Problem of Philosophical Progress, co-edited with Damien Broderick (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017); and Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination: Visions, Minds, Ethics (Springer, 2017).

Dr Blackford is a prolific essayist and commentator with interests including legal, political, and moral philosophy; philosophical bioethics; philosophy of religion; and debates surrounding visions of the human future.

He is a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and a Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism.