- Faculty, University of Delaware
- PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1994.
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I am Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Science, Ethics & Public Policy at the University of Delaware. I am also a resident faculty member of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
- Thomas M. Powers (2013). On the Moral Agency of Computers. Topoi 32 (2):227-236.
- Thomas M. Powers (2011). Incremental Machine Ethics. IEEE Robotics and Automation 18 (1):51-58.
- Thomas M. Powers (2011). One Way to View the Puzzle of Machine Ethics is to Consider How. In M. Anderson S. Anderson (ed.), Machine Ethics. Cambridge Univ. Press 464.
- Deborah G. Johnson & Thomas M. Powers (2009). Ethics and Technology: A Program for Future Research. In M. Winston and R. Edelbach (ed.), Society, Ethics, and Technology, 4th edition.
- Thomas M. Powers (2009). Machines and Moral Reasoning. Philosophy Now 72:15-16.
- Thomas M. Powers (2009). Preface. In Jinfen Yan & David E. Schrader (eds.), Creating a Global Dialogue on Value Inquiry: Papers From the Xxii Congress of Philosophy (Rethinking Philosophy Today). Edwin Mellen Press
- Deborah G. Johnson & Thomas M. Powers (2008). Computers as Surrogate Agents. In M. J. van den Joven & J. Weckert (eds.), Information Technology and Moral Philosophy. Cambridge University Press 251.
- Thomas M. Powers (2008). Environmental Holism and Nanotechnology. In F. Allhoff & P. Lin (eds.), Nanotechnology and Society: Current and Emerging Ethical Issues. Springer
- Thomas M. Powers (2006). Prospects for a Kantian Machine. IEEE Intelligent Systems 21 (4):46-51.
- Deborah G. Johnson & Thomas M. Powers (2005). Computer Systems and Responsibility: A Normative Look at Technological Complexity. Ethics and Information Technology 7 (2):99-107.
- Thomas M. Powers (2005). Deontological Machine Ethics. In M. Anderson, S. L. Anderson & C. Armen (eds.), Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposium Technical Report.
- Thomas M. Powers (2004). Ideas, Expressions, Universals, and Particulars: Metaphysics in the Realm of Software Copyright Law. In H. Tavani & R. Spinello (eds.), Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World. Idea Group
- Thomas M. Powers (2004). Real Wrongs in Virtual Communities. Ethics and Information Technology 5 (4):191-198.
- Thomas M. Powers (2002). Responsibility in Software Engineering: Uncovering an Ethical Model. In T. W. Bynum I. Alvarez (ed.), Proceedings of the Sixth International ETHICOMP Conference.
- Thomas M. Powers (1999). The Integrity of Body: Kantian Moral Constraints on the Physical Self. Philosophy and Medicine 60 (3):209-232.
- Thomas M. Powers (1999). The Legacy of Kantian Rationalism for Social Theory. In TM Powers & P. Kamolnick (ed.), From Kant to Weber: Freedom and Culture in Classical German Social Theory.
- Thomas M. Powers & Paul Kamolnick (eds.) (1999). From Kant to Weber: Freedom and Culture in Classical German Social Theory. Krieger.
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