Contributing Editor

Charles T. Rubin

Charles T. Rubin is a New Atlantis contributing editor and the author of the book Eclipse of Man: Human Extinction and the Meaning of Progress, published in 2014 by New Atlantis Books. He is also of the authors of the blog Futurisms.

As professor of political science and the Marie-Clement Rodier, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair at Duquesne University, Mr. Rubin teaches courses in political philosophy and about the normative aspects of policymaking. His current research and publications focus on emerging technologies, such as nanotechnology and artificial intelligence, and those who believe they will allow the redesign of humanity. His previous work has focused on the political theory of environmentalism and urban planning, and issues in science, technology, and policy. He also writes on literature and politics.

In addition to Eclipse of Man, Mr. Rubin is the author of The Green Crusade: Rethinking the Roots of Environmentalism (1994) and editor of Conservation Reconsidered: Nature, Virtue and American Liberal Democracy (2000) both published by Rowman and Littlefield.

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