Dr Russell Blackford is a philosopher, literary critic, editor, and author. His many books include 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists (co-edited with Udo Schuklenk), Freedom of Religion and the Secular State, 50 Great Myths About Atheism (co-authored with Udo Schuklenk), and Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies.
Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds (co-edited with Damien Broderick) will be published in 2014.
Russell is a prolific essayist and commentator whose interests include legal and political philosophy, bioethics, philosophy of religion, and debates involving visions of the human future.
He is a conjoint lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Evolution and Technology, and a laureate of the International Academy of Humanism.