Nick Agar

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Nicholas Agar is a philosopher, an author, and professor of ethics at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand who is interested in the broader human significance of technological progress. Nick’s main research interests are in the ethical implications of the digital revolution, the meaning of technological progress, and the ways in which genetic and cybernetic technologies may change us.

Nick earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Mind from the Australian National University. He earned his Master’s Degree of Arts from the Victoria University of Wellington, and his Bachelor’s Degree of Arts from the University of Auckland. He has been teaching at Victoria since 1996. He is the author of Humanity’s End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement, the Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits, and most recently of How to be Human in the Digital Economy, all published by the MIT Press.