Peter Zuk

Research Fellow

Peter Zuk received his PhD in philosophy from Rice University and is currently a research fellow and teaching faculty member at the Harvard Center for Bioethics. His work investigates the relationship between mind and value, especially as it applies to theories of autonomy, welfare, meaningfulness, and the manifestations of these in debates about emerging neurotechnologies. Peter is currently conducting NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded empirical ethics research on artificial vision systems. On the more conceptual side of things, he has been thinking recently about the nature of mental integrity and whether web-enabled digital technologies like smartphones extend the boundaries of our minds or diminish them.