More Than Consent for Ethical Open Label Placebo Research. Laura Specker Sullivan| Journal of Medical Ethics Online First 2020. *Winner of the 2020 Mark S. Ehrenreich Prize for Healthcare Ethics Research for the North America Region.
Trust, Risk, and Race in American Medicine. Laura Specker Sullivan| Hastings Center Report 50(1):18-26, 2020.
Digital Wellness and Persuasive Technologies. Laura Specker Sullivan and Peter Reiner| Philosophy and Technology (Online First) 2019.
Insight and the No-Self in Deep Brain Stimulation. Laura Specker Sullivan| Bioethics 33(4):487-494, 2019.
Relational Autonomy, Paternalism, and Maternalism. Laura
Specker Sullivan and Fay Niker| Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 21(3): 649-667, 2018.
Pure Experience and Disorders of Consciousness. Laura Specker Sullivan| American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience 9(2): 107-114, 2018.
What Does a Definition of Death Do? Laura Specker Sullivan| Diametros 55: 63-67, 2018.
Trusting Relationships and the Ethics of Interpersonal Action. Fay Niker and Laura Specker Sullivan| International Journal of Philosophical Studies 26(2): 173-186, 2018. *Runner-up for the 2017 Robert Papazian Prize
Have Your Momos and Eat Them, Too. Laura Specker Sullivan | Science: 359(6373): 284, January 2018.
Ethics in Published Brain Computer Interface Research. Laura Specker Sullivan and Judy Illes | Journal of Neural Engineering 15(1):013001, 2018.
Four Ethical Priorities for Neurotechnologies and AI. Rafa Yuste, Sara Goering... Laura Specker Sullivan, et al. (25 co-authors.) | Nature 551: 159-163, November 2017.
Changing the Conversation: A Capabilities Approach to Disordered Consciousness (Open Peer Commentary). Christos Lazaridis, Laura Specker Sullivan, Peter Koch, and Sunil Kothari | American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 8(3): 149-151, October 2017.
Keeping Disability in Mind: A Case Study in Implantable Brain-Computer Interface Research.
Laura Specker Sullivan, Eran Klein, Tim Brown, Matthew Sample, Michelle Pham, Paul Tubig, Raney Folland, and Sara Goering | Science and Engineering Ethics 24: 479-504: 2018.
Relational Autonomy, Maternalism, and the Nocebo Effect (Open Peer Commentary)
Laura Specker Sullivan and Fay Niker | American Journal of Bioethics 17(6): June 2017.
Dynamic Axes of Informed Consent in Japan
Laura Specker Sullivan | Social Science and Medicine 174: 159-168, February 2017.
Beyond 'Communication and Control': Towards Ethically Complete Rationales for Brain Computer Interface Research
Laura Specker Sullivan and Judy Illes | Brain-Computer Interfaces 3(3): 156-163, August 2016
Medical Maternalism: Beyond Paternalism and Antipaternalism
Laura Specker Sullivan | Journal of Medical Ethics 42(7): 439-444, July 2016
Uncovering Metaethical Assumptions in Bioethical Discourse Across Cultures
Laura Specker Sullivan | Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 26(1): 47-78, March 2016
Do Implanted Brain Devices Threaten Autonomy or the 'Sense' of Autonomy? (Open Peer Commentary)
Laura Specker Sullivan | American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 6(4): 24-26, November 2015
The Self-Contradictory Identity of the Personal Self: Nishida's Argument Against Kantian Pure Practical Reason
Laura Specker Sullivan | Journal of Japanese Philosophy 2(1): 33-56, November 2014
Dogen and Wittgenstein: Transcending Language Through Ethical Practice
Laura Specker Sullivan | Asian Philosophy 3: 221-235, June 2013
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
The Normativity & Epistemology of Friendship, September 2020
World Congress of Bioethics and Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, June 2020
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual
Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA October 2019
International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL October 2019
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, CO August 2019
IEEE COMPSAC: Data Driven Intelligence for a Smarter World, Milwaukee, WI July 2019
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, Albany, NY July 2019
Mentoring Workshop for Pre-Tenure Women in Philosophy, Boston, MA June 2019
Center for Ethics & Policy, Workshop on Philosophical Issues in Research Ethics, Carnegie Mellon University, November 2018
Lost Voices in Metaethics, University of Washington, August 2018
Book Chapters and Invited Articles
Specker Sullivan, L. Nishida Kitarō’s Kōiteki Chokkan:
Active Intuition and Contemporary Metaethics. Comparative Metaethics: Neglected Perspectives on the Foundation of Morality (forthcoming volume with Routledge, Colin Marshall ed.).
Specker Sullivan, L. and Goering, S. Neuroethics. eLS.
Fukushi, T., Isobe, T., Nakazawa, E., Takimoto, Y., Akabayashi, A., Specker Sullivan, L. and Sakura, O. Neuroethics in Asia, in The Handbook of Neuroethics, edited by Karen Rommelfanger and L. Syd Johnson. Routledge 2018.
Specker Sullivan, L. and Illes, J. Models of Engagement in Neuroethics Programs: Past, Present, and Future, in Debates About Neuroethics: Perspectives on the Field’s Development, Focus, and Future, edited by Eric Racine and John Aspler. Springer, Advances in Neuroethics Series 2017.
Specker Sullivan, L. nihon no infomudo konsento to kanjya, kazoku no tame no shien (Japanese Informed Consent and Support for Patients and Families), Kokoro Center Research Report 14, Yoshikawa Sakiko, Ed. 2015.
Specker Sullivan, L. Acting Well in the Present Moment: Considerations from Nishida Kitaro’s Concept of Koiteki Chokkan and Dogen’s Sansuikyo, in Papers from the UT-UH Summer Residential Institute in Comparative Philosophy, University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy 2014.
Specker Sullivan, L. The Challenge of Bioethics in the Age of Globalization, in Contemporary Philosophy in the Age of Globalization, University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy 2014.
Specker Sullivan, L. Rule Following and Moral Practice, in Cross Currents: Comparative Responses to Global Interdependence, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2013.
Specker, L. Moral Realism and Moral Disagreement: An Alternative Account, in Applied Ethics: Old Wine in New Bottles? Hokkaido University Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy 2011.