Advisory Board

Dr. David R. Koepsell

David R. Koepsell, J.D., Ph.D. is an author, philosopher, and attorney whose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology, ethics and public policy. He is Assistant Processor of Philosophy at the Technology University of Delft, Netherlands; Associate Editor, Free Inquiry; Cofounder, Carefully Considered Productions, a not-for-profit media company; and Writer/Associate Producer, Calvin of Oakknoll: An American Apostate, a documentary.
David is also Research Scientist, UB Task-Force for Ontology-Based Studies in Psychiatry (Classification of Diseases and Disorders) and was Fall 2006–2007 Yale University, Donaghue Initiative Visiting Scholar in Research Ethics “Individual and Collective Rights in Genomic Data”.
He authored The Ontology of Cyberspace: Philosophy, Law, and the Future of Intellectual Property, Reboot World (fiction), The Ethics of Genetic Engineering, Robots Bowling Alone: Evolving Post-Technological Humans, Individual and Collective Rights in Genomic Data: Preliminary Questions, The Mystery of Intellectual Capital: A Prospectus, Ethics and Ontology: A New Synthesis, An Emerging Ontology of Jurisdiction in Cyberspace, and the innovative Amazon download Science Ain’t an Exact Science: Public Perception of Science After the Stem-Cell Fraud. Read his full list of publications!
David earned a B.A. magna cum laude in Political Science/English with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa in 1990 from State University of New York at Buffalo, a J.D. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Law in 1995, and a Ph.D. with the dissertation “The Ontology of Cyberspace: Law, Philosophy, and the Future of Intellectual Property” in 1997 from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Listen to his IEET and IHEU conference presentation Rights to One’s own Genes: DNA as a Commons.