Jorge D M Mateus

Grau académico:

Categoria profissional:
Investigador (com bolsa)

Grupo(s) de Investigação:
Teoria Política
Ética Aplicada



Morada institucional:

Universidade do Minho
Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas
Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga

Nota biográfica:

My current research focuses on the philosophies of transhumanism and the ethics of human enhancement. I'm developing a version of the welfarist approach to human enhancement which is grounded on a distinctive conception of human nature. My goal is to adapt C. B. Macpherson’s developmental notion of human nature in order to claim that it is possible and desirable to consider the ethics of human enhancement at the light of the normative prescriptions our human nature as creative purposive agents set on it. By fitting together the revised developmental notion and a proviso on how and in what ways human enhancement technologies are to be used, I hope to argue for a moderate biopolitical alternative called developmental democratic transhumanism.

I’m also deeply interested in the ethical challenges posed by emerging and converging technologies, artificial intelligence, social robotics, and related technologies.

Interesses de investigação:

Bioethics, Biopolitics, Human Enhancement, Theories of Well-Being, Social robotics.


2015: MA Political Philosophy (ILCH-UM)

2013: BA Political Science and International Relations, (FCSH-UBI)