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EP305: Mark Kingwell on Singular Creatures

Welcome to Season 3 of Connected Intelligence - a podcast about all the things we bring to work that aren’t actually about the work.

Professor Mark Kingwell joins the podcast to discuss his new book “Singular Creatures: Robots, Rights, and the Politics of Posthumanism.” We talk to Mark about everything from consciousness, boredom, happiness, and, of course, the Simpsons.

Mark is a Canadian professor of philosophy and associate chair at the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy. Mark has published dozens of books, most notably, A Civil Tongue: Justice, Dialogue, and the Politics of Pluralism, which was awarded the Spitz Prize for political theory in 1997. In 2000, Kingwell received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, for contributions to theory and criticism. He has held visiting posts at institutions including: University of Cambridge, University of California at Berkeley, and City University of New York where he held the title of Weissman Distinguished Professor of Humanities. He weaves politics, philosophy, history, and pop culture together to make important and complex issues not only understandable but fascinating.


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