Professor Seth Lazar

D.Phil. M.Phil. BA (Hons)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Social Philosophy 220319
  • Ethical Theory 220305
  • Applied Ethics 2201
  • Human Rights And Justice Issues 220104
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy 160609
  • Decision Theory 220302
  • International Relations 160607
  • Ethical Use Of New Technology 500103

Research interests

Find out more about my research at my Machine Intelligence and Normative Theory (MINT) Lab website!


Seth Lazar is Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, a Distinguished Research Fellow of the University of Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI, and a member of the Executive Committee of the ACM Fairness, Accountability and Transparency Conference. He has worked and published widely on the ethics of war, risk, and AI, and now leads the Machine Intelligence and Normative Theory (MINT) Lab, where he leads research projects in normative philosophy of computing, funded by the ARC, the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Insurance Australia Group, and Schmidt Futures. His Connected by Code: How AI Structures, and Governs, the Ways We Relate, based on his 2023 Tanner Lecture on AI and Human Values, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. His recent work can be found at


Current student projects

Moral Anti-Rationalism

Addressing the Environmental Crisis

Contractualism and Future Generations

Predictive Power

Ethics of Machine Learning


Projects and Grants

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