• Rhonda-Martens
  • Associate Professor;
    Department Head

    Faculty of Arts
    Department of Philosophy
    455 University College
    220 Dysart Road
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M8

    Phone: 204-474-8944

    Preferred pronouns: she/her


Currently accepting graduate students - yes

  • Master's

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I began my philosophical journey at the University of Manitoba as an undergraduate student. After grad school at Dalhousie and University of Western Ontario, I took up a postdoctoral position at the University of Chicago. In 1999 I returned home to the University of Manitoba.

I currently work on robot and cyborg ethics. My primary interest is on how our interactions with technology change our relationships with each other and ourselves. I regularly teach a course on AI, robot, and cyborg ethics, as well as courses in the history and philosophy of science. 


  • PhD (Philosophy), University of Western Ontario, 1997
  • MA (Philosophy), Dalhousie University, 1992
  • BA (Philosophy), University of Manitoba, 1991


Research interests

  • Robot and cyborg ethics
  • Social network theory and its implications for theories of justice
  • History and philosophy of science

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