Anda Zahiu is a PhD student (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest) with a background in political philosophy and applied ethics. Her research interests include primarily issues of justice related to income and opportunity distribution, the impact of cash transfers on the socio-determinants of health and new and emerging technologies, with a particular focus on Virtual Reality. As a part of the ENHATEC research team, Anda will assess the impact of bioenhancement technologies on the future of work and the role that BIG policies can have in relation with the social determinants of health.
Alexandra Zorila is a PhD student (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest) with a background in moral philosophy and applied ethics. Her research interests focus on personal narrative identity in biomedical contexts, with an emphasis on the relation between identity-constituting narratives and agency. Within the ENHATEC research team, Alexandra will evaluate the effects of bioenhancement technologies on the individual’s personal identity, authenticity and perceived agency as well as the integration of these effects into identity-constituting narratives.
Cristian Iftode is a Ph.D. Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, currently acting as the Head of Department of Practical Philosophy and History of Philosophy. He is also a member of the Research Center in Applied Ethics at the same university. He has published books and studies dealing mainly with practical ethics, in an attempt of bringing together contributions from both continental and analytic philosophy. His researches in the framework of ENHATEC project involve two main themes. First, they deal with the value of authenticity and the idea of narrative identity in the context of enhancement technologies. Second, they approach the relation between traditional technologies of the self (ethical training, spiritual exercises, etc.) and biomedical technologies for human enhancement, with a focus on motivational enhancers that seem to reduce the importance of effort for praiseworthy human conduct.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3768-9879
Constantin Vică is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Deputy Director of the Research Centre in Applied Ethics (CCEA), University of Bucharest. His main fields of interest are computer and information ethics, AI ethics, philosophy of computer science, and social and political philosophy. He has published several articles and studies on internet ethics, intelligent assistive technologies, medical technologies and bioethics, etc. in journals such as Science and Engineering Ethics and International Journal of Social Robotics. Full CV here (in Romanian).
Within the ENHATEC project he is interested in analysing the possibility of the internet as moral enhancement, the nature of moral information and how it is circulated and processed in social networks, and how the emergence of the holobiont will change the foundations of bioethics.
Emilian Mihailov is the director of the Research Centre in Applied Ethics (CCEA) and lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest. His research interests are neuroethics, bioethics, and philosophical moral psychology. He has published on the ethics of enhancement and experimental bioethics in leading journals such as American Journal of Bioethics, Science and Engineering Ethics, Bioethics, Consciousness & Cognition. Emilian is the director of the ENHATEC project. His main objective will be to explore the ethical issues raised by the technology of gene editing and how moral enhancement can address the existential threat of climate change.