Dr. Minerva is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ghent and author of the book The Ethics of Cryonics.
Her research focuses on applied philosophy, including lookism, conscientious objection, abortion, academic freedom, and cryonics. She has also worked on philosophy of death and personal identity. Dr. Minerva's work revolves around the following set of guiding questions:
- What moral dilemmas currently exist between doctors and patients, and how can we resolve them as fairly as possible?
- What new moral dilemmas are likely to arise from technological progress, and how can we prepare society for them in a way that causes minimal harm?
- Are there any widespread yet unrecognized forms of discrimination in today’s world? If so, how can we best deal with them in pursuit of a fairer society?
- In what ways is death a bad thing, and what might be the implications of an indefinitely long lifespan?
- What is academic freedom, why is it important, and what limits —if any—should we impose on it?