Dr.Kroesen, J.O. (Otto)

Delft University of Technology

Section: Philosophy
Faculty: Technology, Policy and Management

Otto kroesen
Visiting address

Jaffalaan 5
Room b3.280

Mail address

P.O. Box 5015 2600 GA Delft The Netherlands

Telephone

+31 (0)15 27 85262

Fax

+31 (0)15 27 86233

Otto Kroesen has studied theology and presented a thesis on the philosophy of the French-Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. He presently combines the functions of students pastor and assistant professor on ‘Ethics and Technology’. After his thesis he mostly published on the work of Rosenstock-Huessy, sociologist, historian and language philosopher of the 20th century. Research interests include:
• Social and historical background of values and human qualities. Without being a relativist one can easily discern, that values and human qualities (or virtues) are not eternal, but emerge and unfold in the course of history.
• Communicative interaction. By a process of “communicative interaction” the society, a company, any group of people, constitute their version and set or interpretation of norms and values.
• History of human achievements and values. In a process of revolutionary upheavals from the Middle Ages on, via the German reformation, the English “Great Rebellion” and Glorious Revolution”, the French Revolution and the Russian Revolution, and finally the world wars a new language, a new type of man, a new order of law is (being) created.
• Europa and globalization. The mutual influence and integration of different historical achievements, values and human qualities are not so much threatened by the ongoing globalization of the economy, but in turn are conditional to this process. – On request the text of a research project can be send especially concerning the last two points.
• Policy transfer to developing countries and exchange of social values conditional to that.

Scientific publications (selection)

2013

  • Doorn, N., and J.O. Kroesen. 2013. "Using and developing role plays in teaching aimed at preparing for social responsibility" Science and Engineering Ethics 19/4: 1513-1527.

2008

  • Kroesen, JO 2008. Van staatskerk naar stamkerk (3). In de waagschaal 37 (17):501-504.
  • Kroesen, JO. 2008. Leven in organisaties: ethiek, communicatie, inspiratie. Vught: Skandalon.
  • Kroesen, JO. 2008. Machine bureaucracy and planetary humanity: a dialogical understanding of personhood for the development of identities in the electronic age. Humanities and technology review 27 (fall):25-44.
  • Kroesen, JO. 2008. Machine bureaucracy and planetary humanity: the meaning of a dialogical understanding of personhood for the development of identities in the electronic age. Paper read at Conference on Ethics, Technology, and Identity 2008, 2008, juni 18 - 2008, juni 20, at Delft
  • Kroesen, JO. 2008. Van staatskerk naar stamkerk (1). In de waagschaal 37 (15):439-443.
  • Kroesen, JO. 2008. Van staatskerk naar stamkerk (2). In de waagschaal 37 (16):466-470.

2007

  • de Graaff, E., W. Ravesteijn, E. Wiersma, and J.O. Kroesen. 2007. Technology and Society: Assessment of Competence. Paper read at Joining Forces in Engineering: Education towards Excellence, at Miskolc, Hungary.
  • Kroesen, J.O., and W. Ravesteijn. 2007. Between Spengler and Rosenstock-Huessy: Twofold or Threefold Thinking within a Fourfold Reference Framework. Paper read at The communicative construction of transnational political spaces and times, at Bielefeld, Germany.
  • Kroesen, J.O., and W. Ravesteijn. 2007. Educating Future Engineers on the Basis of Their Historically Achieved Qualities. Paper read at Joining forces in engineering: education towards excellence, at Miskolc, Hungary.
  • Kroesen, J.O., W.M. de Jong, and J.P. Waaub. 2007. Cross-National Transfer of Policy Models to Developing Countries: Epilogue. Knowledge, Technology and Policy, 137-142. available online
  • Ravesteijn, W., and J.O. Kroesen. 2007. Tensions in Water Management: Dutch Tradition and European Policy. Water Science and Technology 56 (4):105-111. available online

2006

  • Kroesen, J.O., and W. Ravesteijn. 2006. A Cascade of Inspiration: A New Perspective on the Periodization of European History. Paper read at Proceedings of the 6th European Social Science History Conference, at Amsterdam.
  • Kroesen, J.O., and W. Ravesteijn. 2006. Priests of Positivism: Engineers and the Legacy of the Great European Revolutions in a Globalizing World. Paper read at Locating Engineers: Education, Knowledge, Desire, at Blacksburg.
  • Kroesen, J.O., ed. 2006. The Hidden Language: Miscommunications in the Development Agenda. Delft: ICCO / Delft University of Technology.
  • Kroesen, J.O., K. Alam, R. Janssen, and E. van der Stok. 2006. Participatory Development in Rural Bangladesh. Paper read at The Hidden Language: Miscommunications in the Development Agenda, at Delft.
  • Ravesteijn, W., and J.O. Kroesen. 2006. Tensions in Watermanagement: Dutch Tradition and European Policy. Paper read at Innovations in Coping with Water and Climate Related Risks, at Amsterdam. available online
  • Ravesteijn, W., E. de Graaff, and J.O. Kroesen. 2006. Engineering the Future: The Social Necessity of Communicative Engineers. European Journal of Engineering Education 31 (1):63-71. available online
  • Ravesteijn, W., J.O. Kroesen, and F. Houweling. 2006. Inspired Standardization: Technology and Revolution in the Netherlands 1550-1650. Paper read at Proceedings of the 6th European Social Science History Conference, at Amsterdam.

2005

  • Kroesen, J.O. 2005. A Socio-Historical Perspective on Policy and Value Transfer. Paper read at 25th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 03-06-2005, at Boston, Mass.
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2005. Der Europäische Menschentyp Als Vorbedingung Einer Globalen Gesellschaft. Paper read at Seminar Institut für Weltgesellschaft, 13-12-2005, at Bielefeld, Germany.
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2005. From Thou to It: Information Technology from the Perspective of the Language Philosophy of Rosenzweig and Rosenstock-Huessy. In Creative Creatures: Values and Ethical Issues in Theology, Science and Technology (Issues in Science and Theology), edited by U. Görman, W. B. Drees and H. Meisinger. London - New York: T & T Clark International. available online
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2005. Participatory Development in Rural Bangladesh. Paper read at 25th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 03-06-2005, at Boston.
  • Kroesen, J.O., K.F. Mulder, and W. Ravesteijn. 2005. Innovation through Pluriformity: Technology Development in European History and in a Globalizing World. Paper read at Value-added Partnering in a Changing World, at Lodz.
  • Ravesteijn, W., E. de Graaff, and J.O. Kroesen. 2005. Competent to Communicate Technology: A New Perspective on Developing Communicative Skills in Engineering Education. Paper read at SEFI Proceedings: Engineering education at the cross-roads of civilization, at Ankara.

Professional/Popular publications (selection)

2007

  • Gosker, R., J.O. Kroesen, and H. van Olst. 2007. Christus als Centrum van de Wereldgeschiedenis. In: de Waagschaal, 210-213-240-242. click to open pdf
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2007. Metamorfosen en Metanomie: Religie en Taal in de Publieke Ruimte. Michsjol, 35-42. available online
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2007. Onderweg naar een Andere Bron van Gezag. Speling: Tijdschrift voor Bezinning, 28-34. click to open pdf
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2007. Wat Hebben Joden, Christenen En Moslims Elkaar Te Zeggen? In de Waagschaal, 10-13.

2006

  • Kroesen, J.O. 2006. From Empire to Globalization and Oecumene. Student World: Ecumenical Review World Student Christian Federation:26-34.
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2006. Heilseconomie en Heilsgeschiedenis (I). In de Waagschaal, 10-14. click to open pdf
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2006. Heilseconomie en Heilsgeschiedenis (Ii). In de Waagschaal, 4/356-8/360. click to open pdf

2005

  • Kroesen, J.O. 2005. De Drijvende Kracht Achter Europa, 02-11-2005, at Delft.
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2005. Een Droom van Mooie Waarden. In:Open Deur, 2-3.
  • Kroesen, J.O. 2005. Onderste Boven: Meer Waarde Produceren. Onderste Boven, 6-7.

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