Koller, S. (Stefan)

University of Twente

Section: Department of Philosophy
Faculty: Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences

Visiting address

University of Twente Cubicus C330 Enschede The Netherlands

Mail address

Department of Philosophy University of Twente Postbus 217 7500 AE Enschede The Netherlands


+31 (0)53-489 5400


Former Assistant Director and Coordinator of the 3.TU Centre of Ethics and Technology.

Stefan Koller holds a B.A.Hons. degree in Philosophy and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford; a BPhil. (MA equivalent) degree in Philosophy, also University of Oxford; and a PhD degree (cum laude) from the Technical University of Delft.

His doctoral thesis, The Birth of Ethics from the Spirit of Tectonics, was on the ethics of architecture. The thesis established conditions under which ascriptions of moral value to buildings are meaningful, true, and justified (when they are). The thesis tested these conditions against a variety of case studies from historic buildings to modernist and contemporary architecture. Contemporary case studies included a forensic clinic outside Munich, and an (unrealized) opera house in The Hague.

Since 2012, he is on the Business Group of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture, and has co-organized most of the society’s research events since then.

Since 2013, he is co-editor of ArchitecturePhilosophy, the first (double blind) peer reviewed journal to demand that submissions meet standards of disciplinary excellence in the fields of architecture and philosophy.

In late 2014, Koller was vice-chancellory ‘profesor visitante’ at the philosophy faculty at the University of Asturias in Oviedo, Spain. He presently holds the position of Assistant Director at the 3.TU Centre for Ethics and Technology.

AOS: philosophy of language, ancient philosophy, aesthetics.
AOE: environmental ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action.

For a full CV including details of publications, please go here.

Scientific publications (selection)


  • On Donald Davidson's Essays on Actions and Events, Oxford Scholarship (OUP, 2003). available online