Dr. Lukas Meier BPhil.

Research associate

Lukas J. Meier is a research fellow at the Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and a junior research fellow at the University of Cambridge, with research interests in bioethics and the philosophy of mind.

Lukas Meier studied political science at the University of Göttingen and philosophy at the University of Oxford. His dissertation at the University of St. Andrews, funded by the German National Academic Foundation, connected the medical debate on an adequate definition of death with the philosophical discussion on personal identity. After his PhD, Lukas Meier worked as an ethicist in the METHAD project at the Technical University of Munich, which developed an algorithm to support clinical staff in making morally relevant decisions in the medical field.

His current areas of interest include sleep, coma, and human consciousness. Lukas Meier also conducts research on triage and the use of artificial intelligence in the COVID-19 pandemic. At Cambridge, he lectures in ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind.

  • Awareness
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Neurophilosophy
  • Triage and prioritization
Hein, A; Meier, L; Buyx, Alena; Diepold, Klaus; (2022) A Fuzzy-Cognitive-Maps Approach to Decision-Making in Medical Ethics , IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE).
Meier, Lukas; Hein, Alice; Diepold, Klaus; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Algorithms for Ethical Decision-Making in the Clinic: A Proof of Concept, The American Journal of Bioethics, 22, 7, p. 4-20, 10.1080/15265161.2022.2040647
Meier, Lukas; (2022) Can Thought Experiments Solve Problems of Personal Identity? , Synthesis
Meier, Lukas; (2022) Systemising triage: COVID-19 guidelines and their underlying theories of distributive justice, Medicine Health Care and Philosophy, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-022-10101-3
Meier, L.J.; Hein, A.; Diepold, K.; Buyx, A.; (2022) Clinical Ethics to Compute, or Not to Compute? , The American Journal of Bioethics, 22, 12, DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2022.2127970
Knochel, K.; Adaktylos-Surber, K.; Schmolke, E.-M.; Meier, L. J.; K., Kuehlmeyer; Ulm, K.; Buyx, A.; Schneider, G.; Heim, M.; (2022) Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenario in a Pandemic: Intensivists Simulate Prioritization and Triage of Scarce ICU Resources. , Critical Care Medicine, 50, 12, 1714-1724, DOI: 10.1097/ccm.0000000000005684
Meier, Lukas; (2021) Memories without Survival: Personal Identity and the Ascending Reticular Activating System, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.
Meier, Lukas; (2020) Brain Death: What We Are and When We Die, St Andrews, University of St Andrews, 10.17630/sta/17.
Meier, Lukas; (2020) Are the Irreversibly Comatose Still Here? The Destruction of Brains and the Persistence of Persons, Journal of Medical Ethics, 46, 2, 99-103, 10.1136/medethics-2019-105618.
Meier, Lukas; (2019) The Demise of Brain Death , The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 10.1093/bjps/axz045.
Meier, Lukas; (2019) What Matters in the Mirror of Time: Why Lucretius' Symmetry Argument Fails, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 97, 4, 651-660, 10.1080/00048402.2018.1540015
Meier, Lukas; (2014) 'No I want to write myself': The function of letters in Lenz's 'Soldaten'Roßbach, Nikola; Martin, Ariane; Schulz, Georg-Michael; , Lenz-Jahrbuch: Literatur - Kultur - Medien 1750-1800, vol. 20, Röhrig Universitätsverlag, 67-78.

For all presentations see: Speaking - Lukas J. Meier (lukasjmeier.com)