Visiting address

Department of Philosophy Faculty of Behavioral Sciences Universiteit Twente Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede The Netherlands

Mail address

P.O. box 217 7500 AE Enschede The Netherlands

Telephone

+31 (0)53-4894426

Fax

+31 (0)53-489479

p.a.e.brey@utwente.nl

Background

Philip Brey (PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1995) is professor of philosophy of technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is also scientific director of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology of the Universities of Twente, Delft, Eindhoven and Wageningen, a research center comprising over 70 researchers. He is also president of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT), and former president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT). He is on the editorial board of eleven leading journals and book series in his field, including Ethics and Information Technology, Nanoethics, Philosophy and Technology, Techné, Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology and Theoria. He has led a NWO Vici project for outstanding researchers (2006-2012, budget € 1.25 million) on new media and the quality of life, which has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and a European Union FP7 project, SATORI (2014-2017, budget € 3.7 million), involving 17 international partners, which aimed to develop international standards and best practices for the ethical assessment of research and innovation. He currently leads a European Union Horizon 2020 project, SIENNA (2017-2021, budget € 4.0 million), involving 13 international partners, on the ethical and human rights aspects of emerging technologies, including human genomics, human enhancement, robotics and artificial intelligence.

Research

In his research, Philip Brey investigates ethical aspects of emerging technologies, with a particular focus on information technology, robotics, biomedical technology and environmental technologies. He has developed major new approaches in ethics of information technology, including the anticipatory technology ethics (ATE) approach for assessing ethical implications of new and emerging technologies, the disclosive computer ethics approach for studying values in design, and new approaches for studying the implications of technology for well-being. He has been the first, or amongst the first, to do thorough academic studies of the ethical implications of emerging technologies like the World Wide Web, virtual reality technology, ambient intelligence, facial recognition systems, and 3D printing.

Particular research interests of his include the ethical assessment of emerging technology, ethical aspects of design, innovative approaches to research ethics, the relation between technology, culture and globalization, and the relation between technology and well-being.

Scientific publications (selection)

2017

  • Brey, P. (2017). Ethics of Emerging Technologies. In S. O. Hansson (Ed.), The Ethics of Technology: Methods and Approaches (pp. 175-192). London: Rowman and Littlefield International. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2017). Sustainable Technologies for Sustainable Lifestyles. In Kaplan, D. (Ed.), Philosophy, Technology and the Environment (pp. 191-212), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2017). The strategic role of technology in a good society. Technology in Society. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2017.02.002 click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2017). Theorizing Technology and Its Role in Crime and Law Enforcement. In M. McGuire and T. Holt (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Technology, Crime and Justice (pp. 17-34). New York: Routledge.
  • Brey, P., Clare-Egan, S., Rodrigues, R. & Jansen, P. (2017). The Ethical Assessment of Research and Innovation – A reflection on the state of the art. In R. Iphofen (Ed.), Finding Common Ground – Consensus in Research Ethics Across the Social Sciences (Advances in Research Ethics and Integrity series) (pp. 185-198). Bingley, England: Emerald Publishing.
  • Brey, P., Lukovics, M., & Gyurkovics, J. (2017). Science Parks as Seedbeds of Responsible Research and Innovation. In V. Kleschné Csapi (Ed.), ICUBERD 2016 Book of Papers (pp. 93-103). University of Pécs.
  • Gurzawska, A., Mäkinen, M., Brey, P. (2017). Implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Practices in Industry: Providing the Right Incentives. Sustainability, 9 (10), 1759. click to open pdf
  • Reijers, W., Brey, P., et al. (2017). Methods for Practising Ethics in Research and Innovation: A Literature Review, Critical Analysis and Recommendations. Science and Engineering Ethics. Advance Online Publication.

2016

  • Brey P. (2016). Self-Identity and the Evaluation of Medical Technology. In M. Bottis & F. Panagopoulou-Koutnatzi (Eds.), Bioethical Concerns - The Human Face (pp. 53-66). Athens: Papazissi Publications, (book in Greek and English). click to open pdf

2015

  • Boer, J. de, Rijt, J., Wong, P., & Brey, P. (2015). Introduction. Four Types of Questions about Well-Being. In J. Søraker, P. Wong, J. Boer, J. De Rijt, and P. Brey (Eds.), Well-Being in Contemporary Society (pp. ix-xiv). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Brey, P. (2015). Design for the Value of Human Well-Being. In J. van den Hoven, P. Vermaas, & I. van de Poel (Eds.), Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design. Sources, Theory, Values and Application Domains (pp. 365-382). Dordrecht: Springer. click to open pdf
  • Søraker, J., Wong, P., Boer, J., De Rijt, J., & Brey, P. (Eds.) (2015). Well-Being in Contemporary Society. (Happiness Studies Book Series). Berlin: Springer. available online

2014

  • Brey, P. (2014). From Moral Agents to Moral Factors: The Structural Ethics Approach. In P. Kroes & P. P. Verbeek (Eds.), The Moral Status of Technical Artifacts (pp. 125-142). Dordrecht: Springer. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2014). From Reflective to Constructive Philosophy of Technology. Journal of Engineering Studies, 6 (2), 129-136 (in Chinese). English version available here click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2014). The Physical and Social Reality of Virtual Worlds. In M. Grimshaw (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality (pp. 42-54). Oxford: Oxford University Press. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2014). Virtual Reality and Computer Simulation. In R. Sandler (Ed.), Ethics and Emerging Technologies (pp. 315-332). London: Palgrave-Macmillan.

2012

  • Brey, P. (2012). Anticipating Ethical Issues in Emerging IT. Ethics and Information Technology, 14, 305-317. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2012). Anticipatory Ethics for Emerging Technologies. Nanoethics, 6 (1), 1-13. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2012). Preface. In J. Strother, J. Ulijn, & Z. Fazal (Eds.), Information Overload: An International Challenge to Professional Engineers and Technical Communicators (pp. xxvii-xxviii). Piscataway, NJ: Wiley-IEEE Press. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2012). Well-Being in Philosophy, Psychology, and Economics. In P. Brey, A. Briggle, & E. Spence (Eds.), The Good Life in a Technological Age (pp. 15-34). New York: Routledge. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P., Briggle, A. & Spence, E. (Eds.) (2012). The Good Life in a Technological Age, New York/ Oxon: Routledge. available online

2010

  • Brey, P. (2010). Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 14 (1). click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2010). Values in Technology and Disclosive Computer Ethics. In L. Floridi (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (pp. 41-58). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. click to open pdf

2009

  • Brey, P. (2009). Philosophy of Technology Meets Social Constructivism: A Shopper’s Guide. In D. Kaplan (Ed.), Readings in the Philosophy of Technology (pp. 98-111). New York and London: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Brey, P. & Søraker, J. H. (2009). Philosophy of Computing and Information Technology. In A. Meijers (Ed.), Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences (pp. 1341-1408). Vol IX in D. Gabbay, P. Thagard and J. Woods (Eds.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. and Søraker, J. (2009). A Précis of “Philosophy of Computing and Information Technology”. American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, 8 (2), 15-16. click to open pdf

2008

  • Current Issues in Computing and Philosophy. 2008. Edited by Briggle, A. Waelbers, K. and Brey, P. A. E. Amsterdam: IOS Press. available online
  • Brey, P. (2008). Techniek en alles wat van waarde is/ Technology and everything of value (Inaugural Speech). University of Twente Inaugural Speech Series. Enschede: Universiteit Twente. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2008). Do We Have Moral Duties Towards Information Objects? Ethics and Information Technology, 10 (2-3), 109-114. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2008). Human Enhancement and Personal Identity. In E. B. Olsen, E. Selinger and S. Riis (Eds.) New Waves in Philosophy of Technology (pp. 169-185). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2008). Technological Design as an Evolutionary Process. In P. Vermaas, P. Kroes, A. Light & S. Moore (Eds.), Philosophy and Design. From Engineering to Architecture (22 pp.). Dordrecht: Springer. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2008). The Computer as Cognitive Artifact and Simulator of Worlds. In A. Briggle, K. Waelbers and P. Brey (Eds.), Current Issues in Computing and Philosophy (pp. 91-102). Amsterdam: IOS. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2008). Virtual Reality and Computer Simulation. In I. E. Himma and H. Tavani (Eds.), The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (pp. 361-384). Hoboken (NJ/USA): John Wiley & Sons click to open pdf
  • Briggle, A., Waelbers, K., & Brey, P. (Eds.). (2008). Current Issues in Computing and Philosophy. Amsterdam: IOS Press. available online

2007

  • Brey, P. (2007). Computer Ethics in (Higher) Education. In G. Dodig-Crnkovic & S. Stuart (Eds.), Computation, Information Cognition: The Nexus and the Liminal (pp. 341-363). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2007). Computer Ethics of the Right and the Good. In L. Hinman, P. Brey, L. Floridi, F. Grodzinsky & L. Introna (Eds.), Proceedings of CEPE 2007: The 7th International Conference of Computer Ethics (pp. 47-49). Enschede: Center for Telematics and Information Technology.
  • Brey, P. (2007). Ethical Aspects of Information Security and Privacy. In M. Petcovic & W. Jonker (Eds.), Security, Privacy and Trust in Modern Data Management (pp. 21-36). New York: Springer. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2007). Is Information Ethics Culture-Relative? International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 3 (3), 12-24. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2007). Method in Computer Ethics: Toward a Multi-Level Interdisciplinary Approach. In J. Weckert (Ed.), Computer Ethics. International Library of Essays in Public and Professional Ethics Series (pp. 233-240). Brookfield (USA): Ashgate Publishing Company. available online
  • Brey, P. (2007). Nieuwe Media en Het Goede Leven. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 132-140. available online
  • Brey, P. (2007). The Technological Construction of Social Power. Social Epistemology, 22 (1), 71-95. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2007). Theorizing the Cultural Quality of New Media. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 11 (1), 1-18. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P., Hinman, L., Floridi, L., Grodzinsky, F., & Introna, L. (2007). Proceedings of Cepe 2007.
  • Søraker, J. H. & Brey, P. (2007). Ambient Intelligence and Problems with Inferring Desires from Behaviour. International Review of Information Ethics, 8 (1), 7-12. click to open pdf

2006

  • Brey, P. (2006). Editorial Introduction Privacy and Surveillance. Ethics and Information Technology, 7 (4), 183-184. available online
  • Brey, P. (2006). Ethical Aspects of Behavior-Steering Technology. In P. P. C. C. Verbeek & A. Slob (Eds.), User Behavior and Technology Develepment, (pp. 357-364). Dordrecht: Springer. available online
  • Brey, P. (2006). Evaluating the Social and Cultural Implications of the Internet. Computers and Society 36 (3), 41-48. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2006). Freedom and Privacy in Ambient Intelligence. Ethics and Information Technology 7 (3), 157-166. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2006). Social and Ethical Dimensions of Computer-Mediated Education. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 4 (2), 91-102. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2006). The Social Agency of Technological Artifacts. A Typology. In P. P. C. C. Verbeek & A. Slob (Eds.), User Behavior and Technology Development (pp. 71-81). Dordrecht: Springer. available online
  • Brey, P., Grodzinsky, F. & Introna, L. (2006). Editorial Introductions. Ethics of New Information Technology.Ethics and Information Technology, 7 (3), 109-109. available online

2005

  • Brey, P. (2005). Artifacts as Social Agents. In H. Harbers (Ed.), Inside the Politics of Technology. Agency and Normativity in the Production of Technology and Society (61-84). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2005). Freedom and Privacy in Ambient Intelligence. In P. Brey, F. Grodzinsky & L. Introna (Eds.) Ethics of New Information Technology. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of Computer Ethics, CEPE2005) (pp. 91-100). Enschede: Center for Telematics and Information Technology.
  • Brey, P. (2005). Prosthetics. In C. Mitcham (Ed.), MacMillan Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics (pp. 1527-1532). Detroit: MacMillan Press. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2005). The Epistemology and Ontology of Human-Computer Interaction. Minds and machines, 15 (3-4), 383-398. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2005). The Importance of Privacy in the Workplace. In S. O. Hansson & E. Palm (Eds.), Privacy in the Workplace (pp. 97-118). Brussels: Peter Lang. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P. (2005). Virtual Reality. In C. Mitcham (Ed.), MacMillan Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics (pp. 2034-2036). Detroit: MacMillan Press. click to open pdf
  • Brey, P., F. Grodzinsky, F., & Introna, L. (Eds.). (2005). Ethics of New Information Technology (Cepe 2005). Enschede: CTIT / CEPTES - University of Twente.

Professional/Popular publications (selection)

2006

  • Brey, P., & Uithol, S. (2006). Hubert Dreyfus. In H. J. Achterhuis & J. Sperna Weiland (Eds.) Kritisch Denkerslexicon (pp. 1-23). Diemen: Veen.

2005

  • Brey, P. (2005). Techniekfilosofie. Verandert de Techniek ook de Filosofie? Wijsgerig Perspectief op Maatschappij en Wetenschap 3 (45), 40-51.