Dr.Boshuijzen – van Burken, C.G. (Christine)

Eindhoven University of Technology

Section: Philosophy and Ethics
Faculty: Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences

Visiting address

TU Delft - TBM building Jaffalaan 5 2628 BX Delft room b4.030

Mail address

TU Delft - TBM building Jaffalaan 5 2628 BX Delft room b4.030






Christine Boshuijzen – van Burken currently works for the OZSW (as assistant director) and for the Linneaus University, Växö, Sweden as a postdoctoral researcher on the Ethics of Information.

She holds a PhD degree in ethics, in the field of military technology and ethics, a BSc in Human Kinetic Engineering (The Hague University of Professional Education, 2002), a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Eindhoven, Fontys University of Professional Eduction, 2004) and a MA at the Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit, faculty of Philosophy (2006). She worked several years as a mechanical engineer before starting her PhD studies in June 2009.

For her dissertation she worked in a NWO funded project “Moral Fitness of military personnel in a network enabled operations environment”. She looked at ICT and other networking technologies in the military domain from the pespective of Philosophy of Technology. She also used insights from Reformational philosophy to evaluate normative issues in networked (military) environments.

Her main affiliation was Eindhoven University of Technology, but due to the interdisciplinarity of her project she is also affiliated to Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Defence Academy, Breda and TNO Human Factors, Soesterberg. She usually works from her office in Delft or Breda.



C.G. Boshuijzen – van Burken (2016) Beyond technological mediation – a normative practice approach. Techné, Research in Philosophy and Technology. forthcoming in issue 20(3).


– C.G. Boshuijzen – Van Burken and B. Van Bezooijen (2015) ‘Morally responsible decision making in networked military operations’, in: J. van den Hoven, B.J. Koops, H. Romijn, T. Swierstra, and I. Oosterlaken (eds.) Responsible Innovation, Volume 2, Springer, Dordrecht.


– C.G. van Burken, Moral Decision Making in Network Enabled Operations. Dissertation (PhD thesis). Eindhoven University of Technology (2014). Published by 3TU Center for Ethics and Technology.


– C.G. van Burken and L.M.M. Royakkers, Responsibility in ICT Networks: Reflections on using the Battlefield Super Soldier Suit (BSSS). In: Amersfoort, H., R. Moelker, J.Soeters and D.M. Verweij (eds). Moral Responsibility and Military Effectiveness. NL Arms. Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies 2013. The Hague: Asser Press, pp. 217-241
– C.G. van Burken, The Non-neutrality of Technology: Pitfalls of Network-enabled Operations. Military Review, Volume 93 — May-June 2013, No.3, pp.39-47.


C.G. van Burken and M. J. de Vries, Extending the theory of normative practices: an application to two cases of networked military operations. Philosophia Reformata (2012), 77(2), pp 135-154.


– C.G. van Burken, Non-neutrality of mobile network technologies: the example of network controlled nuclear detection, In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Telecommunication Systems (ICTSM 2011) (Prague, Czech Republic, May 26-29, 2011) pp. 104-109.
– C.G. van Burken, Security in a Global Society: Towards an Alliance between Defence and Development. In: S. Strijbos, J. van der Stoep (eds), From Technology transfer to intercultural development (2011). Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers. pp. 93-104.
– C.G. van Burken, Valkuilen van genetwerkt optreden: een techniek-filosofische analyse. Militaire Spectator, (2011), 180(2), pp 77-86.
– C.G. van Burken, Complexities in Network Enabled Operations. In: Proceedings of the 16th Annual Working Conference of CPTS 2010, Maarssen, The Netherlands, May 2010 Interdisciplinary Research for Practices of Social Change, (2011), Roelien Goede, Leenta Grobler, Darek Haftor (eds.), CPTS: Maarssen pp. 66-84.


– C.G. van Burken, P. Essens (2010) Exploration of the ethical dimension of Network Enabled Operations: Toward a philosophical framework of analysis. In: Proceedings, 15th International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium (ICCRTS 2010) (Santa Monica, CA, USA, June 22–24, 2010). (digital proceedings on CD).


– C.G. van Burken, ‘Military ethics and technology: Towards a Process Ethics for the Dutch Defence Organisation in the Dawn of Highly Technological War Scenario’s. In: Philosophy Put to Work proceedings of the 2007 working conference (2007) pp. 112- 124.


– W. Wilson, C.G. van Burken, C.C. van Donkelaar, P. Buma, B. van Rietbergen, R. Huiskes, Causes of mechanically induced collagen damage in articular cartilage. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 24.2 (2006) pp 220-228.