Dr. David BIRKS
Dr David BIRKS received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southampton, and a master’s degree at the London School of Economics. After this, he completed a doctorate at the University of Manchester, under the supervision of Hillel Steiner, Kimberley Brownlee, and Zofia Stemplowska. Dr Birks then worked at the University of Oxford, as a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy, and a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College. Between December 2015 and September 2017, he was appointed Research Fellow at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, but then returned to Oxford as a Departmental Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, affiliated with Nuffield College. In 2019/20 he will join the Department of Politics and Public Administration, at the University of Hong Kong.
- Treatment For Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, 2018 (edited with Tom Douglas).
Articles and Book chapters
- “Paternalism as Punishment” Utilitas, Forthcoming.
- "How Wrong Is Paternalism?" Journal of Moral Philosophy, 2018.
- "Can Neurointerventions Communicate Censure? (And So What If They Can't?)" in David Birks & Tom Douglas (eds.) Treatment For Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, 2018.
- "Punishing Intentions and Neurointerventions" American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, 2018 (with Alena Buyx).
- "Neuroscience and Social Problems: The Case of Neuropunishment" Cambridge Healthcare Quarterly: Clinical Neuroscience, 2018 (with Alena Buyx).
- "Two Ways to Frustrate a Desire" The Journal of Value Inquiry, February 2017 (with Tom Douglas).
- “Moral Status and the Wrongness of Paternalism” Social Theory and Practice, July 2014.
- “Wellbeing, Schizophrenia, and Experience Machines” Bioethics, February 2013.