Russell Blackford

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

His recent 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); and  Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).

New from Palgrave Pivot is The Mystery of Moral Authority.

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.