David is an author, philosopher, and attorney whose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology, ethics and public policy.
His present positions include:
– Visiting Professor of Research Ethics, Unidad Posgrado, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, D.F.
– Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives, Comisión Nacional de Bioética (CONBIOETICA) Mexico, D.F.
– Adjunct Professor, University at Buffalo, Dept. of Learning and Instruction, Science and the Public Masters Program.
– Senior Fellow, Center for Inquiry – Transnational, Amherst, NY.
– Education Director, Center for Inquiry, Amherst, NY.
Also, David is the Ethics Advisor on this H 2020 ERC grant: Conflict, Competition, Cooperation and Complexity: Using Evolutionary Game Theory to model realistic populations
Funding EC | H2020
Previous academic appointments include:
- May 2008: Visiting Professor, University of Health Sciences, Antigua
- Research Asst. Prof., SUNY at Buffalo Dept. of Philosophy; Adjunct Asst. Prof., Learning and Instruction; Adjunct Instructor, Interdisciplinary Degree Programs; Coordinator, Graduate Research Ethics.
- Sept. 2007-Apr. 2008: Research Scientist, UB Task-Force for Ontology-Based Studies in Psychiatry (Classification of Diseases and Disorders)
- Fall 2006-2007: Yale University, Donaghue Initiative Visiting Scholar in Research Ethics “Individual and Collective Rights in Genomic Data”
- Fall. 2005: Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Philosophy, SUNY Buffalo State College
Scientific publications (selection)
- Koepsell, David. 2011. Innovation and Nanotechnology: Converging Technologies and the End of Intellectual Property. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic available online
- Koepsell, David. 2010 "Back to Basics: How Technology and the Open Source Movement Can Save Science" in Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 2010, Pages 181 -190 available online
- Koepsell, David. 2010. "Authorship and Artifacts: remaking IP law for future objects" in The Monist, Vol. 93, Issue 3, July. pp. 481-492.
- Koepsell, David. 2010. "Peter Hare on The Problem of Evil" in Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society Symposium dedicated to Peter Hare, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Winter), pp.53-59. available online
- Koepsell, David. 2009. "Let's Get Small: An introduction to transitional issues in nanotech and intellectual property". Nanoethics, 3(2), 157-166. available online
- Koepsell, David. 2009. "On Genies and Bottles: Scientists' Moral Responsibility and Dangerous Technology R&D", Science and Engineering Ethics (forthcoming in print) available online
- Koepsell, David. 2009. Who Owns You?: The Corporate Gold Rush to Patent Your Genes: Wiley-Blackwell. available online
- Koepsell, David Richard. 2008. On Genies and Bottles: Scientists' Moral Responsibility and Dangerous Technology R&D. Paper read at Titlting Perspectives on Regulating Technologies, December 10-11, at Tilburg.
- Koepsell, David. Science and Ethics: Can Science Help Us Make Wise and Moral Judgments? Co-edited with Paul Kurtz, Amherst, NY: Prometheus Press, 2007. available online
- Koepsell, David. John Searle’s Ideas about Social Reality: Extensions, Criticisms, and Reconstructions, co-edited with Laurence Moss, Oxford UK: Blackwell, 2003. available online
- Koepsell, David. The Ontology of Cyberspace: Law, Philosophy, and the Future of Intellectual Property. Chicago, IL: Open Court Press, 2000 available online