My PhD focuses on human autonomy in the context of digital technologies. In particular, I aim to reconceptualise the notion of autonomy in law in order to account for the changes induced by such technologies. Building on a study of philosophical and ethical conceptions of the notion, as well as on classical legal interpretations, I will determine the extent to which digital technologies can enhance or threaten the exercise of human autonomy. This will allow me to propose adequate legal protection of human autonomy in the digital sphere.
Could you please tell us a bit more about your scholarship/exchange programme?
I am staying in Oxford this September as part of the Maison Française d’Oxford’s monthly scholarship. It is a fantastic opportunity to access resources in philosophy as well as in the ethics of artificial intelligence, and to meet with researchers working on similar subjects.
First impressions of Oxford/the University?
The most striking feature is that the University is truly integrated in the town. There are colleges and research centres everywhere. The architecture and history of the city are amazing. It is an ideal place to work as a PhD student and the atmosphere at the Maison Française is very welcoming and supportive!