Ethics of communication and information.
Decision making in a medical context
Consent as a communicative act.
The ethics of spin, PR and media.
The ethics of secrecy and concealment.
The nature and ethical significance of genetic information.
Information privacy and epistemic virtue.
The vice of curiosity.
Applied ethics and social epistemology.
PHIL100 - Introduction to Philosophy
PPR205 Knowledge and Reality
PPR307 History of Twentieth Century Philosophy
PPR 456 Paternalism, AUtonomy and Consent
Neil C. Manson studied philosophy in London , taking his BA at King's College London in 1992 and his MPhil at University College London in 1995. He then went to Corpus Christi College Oxford, gaining his DPhil in 1998 with a thesis entitled Conscious Thought. From 1998 to 2005 he had two research fellowships at King's College Cambridge. He has taught philosophy in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
His research is, broadly, to do with the ethics of communication and information. It falls into four broad, interconnected, areas:
Applied philosophy/public policy
Neil Manson is currently an associate edictor of the Journal of Applied Philosophy, and was formally (2006-11) the treasurer of the Society of Applied Philosophy.
I have taken part in a wide range of applied philosophical and policy events and activities:
Spring 2008- invited member of the NHS Organ Donation Taskforce 'Ethics Working Group', working on issues to do with consent (e.g., opt-in, opt out, mandated choice) for organ donation.
March 08 -invited participant and respondent, British Academy workshop: 'Philosophy and Public Policy'.
May 08 - invited participant, MRC/Wellcome workshop: 'Regulation and Biomedical Research'
May 08 - invited participant, UK) Human Tissue Authority workshop on directed deceased (organ) donation.
July 08 - invited participant, Nuffield Council on Bioethics fact-finding meeting on (ethics of) dementia.
April 09 - invited speaker/participant in Public Health Genetics Foundation/CRASSH workshop 'Policy, Groups and Populations in a Genomic Era'
Jan 10 - invited participant in AHRC/Human Genetics Commission seminar 'Understanding Genetic Discrimination'
Jun 10 invited participant in Technology Strategy Board 'Knowledge sharing and extending the frontiers of knowledge' workshop.
Jan 11 invited speaker/participant AHRC/HFEA/SAP workshop 'Ethical issues in gamete and embryo donation'
May 11 invited participant in workshop on Ethics of Fabry Disease Newborn Screening Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
June 12 Invited witness to UK Leveson Inquiry: Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press