Justin B. Biddle

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
  • Center for Urban Innovation
Office Phone:
404-385-2559
Office Location:
DM Smith 316
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Overview

Justin B. Biddle is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on fields such as philosophy of science, technology, and medicine; ethics of emerging technologies, and science and technology policy. Conceptually, his research explores the relationships between three sets of issues: (1) the role of values in science, technology, and medicine; (2) the epistemic implications of the social organization of research, and (3) ethics and policy. He is currently exploring these relationships in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. He has also worked in the areas of biomedical research and agricultural biotechnology. He received a MA and PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame and was later a Distinguished Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Prior to arriving at Georgia Tech, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University in Germany.

Education:
  • M.A. and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, History and Philosophy of Science
  • B.A., University of Dayton, Philosophy
  • B.S., University of Dayton, Physics
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • Distinguished Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (Spring 2014)
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Bioethics
  • Ethics Of Emerging Technologies
  • Food Studies
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Patents
  • Philosophy Of Science, Technology, And Medicine
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Agriculture, Health, and the Environment
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History of Technology/Engineering and Society
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Studies Abroad
Issues:
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • International Development
  • Bioethics, Bioscience, Biotechnology
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • Food Systems
  • Framing
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Perspectives on technology
  • Philosophy
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Science and Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Wicked Problems
Courses
  • PHIL-2010: Intro Philosophy
  • PHIL-3103: Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL-3115: Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL-3127: Sci, Tech & Human Values
  • PHIL-3140: Philosophy of Food
  • PST-3103: Modern Phil
  • PST-3115: Philosophy of Science
  • PST-4174: Perspectives-Sci & Tech