David Lyreskog is a PhD candidate at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente. His project, ”The Ethics of Mind Maintenance”, analyses ethical trade-offs in the context of emerging technologies aimed at preventing and treating age-related neural decline and disease. Taking its starting point in a redefinition of the concept of ’frailty’, the project seeks to facilitate the understanding of the value trade-offs involved in choosing technologies for mind maintenance. The aim is to provide a guiding and ethically sound structure for patients and other users of the technologies.
David Lyreskog has a M.A. in Philosophy from Umeå University, Sweden. He has previously worked on topics such as moral enhancement, pediatric deep brain stimulation, and motivation enhancement. Research interests include medical ethics in general, and neuroethics in particular.