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Nick Bostrom
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Max Tegmark
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Nick Bostrom is a philosopher of science. A native of Sweden, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Gothenburg and went on to earn a master’s degree in philosophy and physics at the University of Stockholm and another master’s degree in computational neuroscience at King’s College, London. He was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics in 2000. The late Robert Nozick, the Harvard philosopher, selected his dissertation as one of the best dissertations in philosophy in the year of its presentation. Dr. Bostrom began his teaching career as a lecturer at Yale University. In 2003, he won a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the British Academy to work at Oxford University, where he also holds a junior research fellowship at Harris Manchester College. He is the recipient of a John Templeton Foundation research award. The former editor of the Journal of Evolution and Technology, Dr. Bostrom is the author of some sixty articles published in scholarly journals and chapters in volumes of collected works. Routledge published his first book, Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy, in 2000. Two other books, How Can Human Nature be Ethically Improved?, which he edited with Julian Savulescu, and Global Catastrophic Risks, which he edited with Milan Cirkovis, will be published later this year by Oxford University Press.


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