Advisory Board

Professor Thomas M. Powers

Thomas M. Powers, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Faculty Research Fellow of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute; and Assistant Director of the Interdisciplinary Ethics Program, all at the University of Delaware. His recent research focuses on the ethics of emerging technologies (especially nanotechnology), computer ethics, and environmental ethics.
Tom authored Real Wrongs in Virtual Communities, Ideas, Expressions, Universals, and Particulars: Metaphysics in the Realm of Software Copyright Law, Prospects for a Kantian Machine, and Environmental Holism and Nanotechnology, coauthored Computers as Surrogate Agents and Computer Systems and Responsibility: A Normative Look at Technological Complexity, and coedited From Kant to Weber: Freedom and Culture in Classical German Social Theory. Read the full list of his publications!
Tom earned his B.A. in Philosophy (with high honors) from the College of William and Mary in 1987. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Texas, Austin with the dissertation “Formalism in Kant’s Ethics” in 1994.