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Levi Mahonri CHECKETTS

Dr. Levi Mahonri CHECKETTS

Assistant Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy

Phone number3411 7289
ORCID number0000-0003-2628-7751



BA Arabic and Theology (University of Notre Dame), MTS Moral Theology (Boston College), PhD Ethics and Social Theory (Graduate Theological Union)

Research area(s):

AI ethics; economic ethics; Science and Technology studies; continental philosophy

Teaching area(s):

Applied ethics (business ethics, environmental ethics, technology ethics); Christian social ethics; continental philosophy; Christian theology

Taught previously at:

Holy Names University, St Mary’s College of California, Santa Clara University

Selected output(s):

“Artificial Intelligence and the Marginalization of the Poor.” Journal of Moral Theology 11, special issue no. 1 (Spring 2022): 87-111.

“Ghosts and Gods in the Machine: Human-Machine Interfaces in Transhuman Philosophy.” Human Interaction with the Divine, the Sacred, and the Deceased: Psychological, Scientific, and Theological Perspectives. Ed. Thomas G. Plante and Gary Schwartz. New York: Routledge, 2022.

“The Sacrality of Things: On the Technological Augmentation of the Sacred.” Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25, No. 1 (February 2021): 130-152.

Carl Mitcham, Jim Grote, and Levi Checketts eds. Theology and Technology 2 Volumes. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2022.

“Outing Gay Priests: Toward a Catholic Ethic of Privacy.” Journal of Moral Theology (Forthcoming).

Current project(s):

Poor Technology: Artificial Intelligence and the Option for the Poor book under contract with Fortress Press.

Committee lead: Pontifical Council for Culture AI Concerns Asia Working Group (October 2022-Present).

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