Dr.Lokhorst, G.J.C. (Gert-Jan)

Delft University of Technology

Section: Philosophy
Faculty: Technology, Policy and Management

Gert Jan Lokhorst
Visiting address

Jaffalaan 5 Room b4.200

Mail address

P.O. Box 5015 2600 GA Delft The Netherlands

Telephone

+31 (0)15 27 88485

Fax

+31 (0)15 27 86233

Gert-Jan Lokhorst has studied medicine (Master’s degree, 1980) and philosophy (Master’s degree, cum laude, 1985, PhD degree, 1992). He has had positions (in several academic institutions) in the following areas:

* philosophy of medicine,
* neural networks,
* deontic expert systems,
* philosophical logic,
* philosophy of mind and philosophy of artificial intelligence,
* philosophy and ethics of science and technology.

His research interests include:

  • Philosophical logic (especially deontic logic, epistemic logic, fuzzy logic, paraconsistent logic, logic of action, logic in AI)
  • Philosophy of artificial intelligence, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of mind
  • History and philosophy of the neurosciences
  • Philosophy and ethics of medicine and technology

He wrote two books on the philosophy of neuroscience (in Dutch): Homo Duplex: Philosophical Interpretations of the Split-Brain Syndrome and Brain and Consciousness: The Mind-Brain Problem in Contemporary Neuroscience). He published papers in prestigious refereed journals. He is a member of the editorial board of Psyche and associate editor of Neuroethics.

In addition to this, he is interested in the dissemination of scientific knowledge to the wider public. He wrote many articles in Dutch newspapers and semi-popular journals (mainly NRC-Handelsblad and Neuropraxis), and made a documentary on brain research in the Netherlands, broadcast on Dutch public television in 1992.

Perhaps of interest to you: Gert-Jan Lokhorst is one of the associate editors of the Springer journal ‘Neuroethics’. This journal will offer free access to the full text of all articles during 2008 and 2009. Fore more information, see here.

Scientific publications (selection)

2012

  • Van den Hoven, Jeroen, Gert-Jan Lokhorst, and Ibo Van de Poel. (2012) Engineering and the Problem of Moral Overload. Science and Engineering Ethics 18(1), 143-155. available online

2010

  • Vincent, N A, Haselager, P & Lokhorst, G-J (2010) "The Neuroscience of Responsibility: Workshop Report", Neuroethics. DOI: 10.1007/s12152-010-9078-0 click to open pdf

2009

  • Franssen, Maarten, Gert-Jan Lokhorst and Ibo van de Poel. 2009. "Philosophy of Technology", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.) available online

2008

  • Grind, WNA van de, and GJC Lokhorst. 2008. Bewustzijn in neurocognitief perspectief. In Het brein te kijk: verkenning van de cognitieve neurowetenschap edited by I. F. Wijnen and F. Verstraten. Amsterdam: Harcourt. available online
  • Lokhorst, GJC. 2008. Anderson's relevant deontic and eubouliatic systems. Notre dame journal of formal logic 49 (1):65-73. available online
  • Lokhorst, GJC. 2008. De privacy voorbij. Delta.
  • Lokhorst, GJC. 2008. Hersenen en recht: geen koninklijke weg. justitiële verkenningen 34 (1):67-75.
  • Lokhorst, GJC. 2008. Review [Bespreking van het boek Conversations on consciousness: what the best minds think about the brain, free will, and what it means to be human]. Metapsychology Online Reviews 12 (11).
  • Lokhorst, GJC. 2008. Review [Bespreking van het boek Mirrors in the brain: how our minds share actions, emotions, and experience]. Metapsychology Online Reviews 12 (23).
  • Lokhorst, GJC. 2008. Review [Bespreking van het boek Physical realization]. Metapsychology Online Reviews 12 (22).

2007

  • Lokhorst, G.J.C. 2007. Ethics of Medical Imaging. Technical report for NWO/STW. Delft: Technische Universiteit Delft.
  • Lokhorst, G.J.C. 2007. The Primacy of the Subjective: Foundations for a Unified Theory of Mind and Language [Bespreking Van Het Boek the Primacy of the Subjective: Foundations for a Unified Theory of Mind and Language]. Metapsychology Online Research (34).

2006

  • Lokhorst, G.J.C. 2006. Andersonian Deontic Logic, Propositional Quantification, and Mally. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 47 (3):385-395. available online
  • Lokhorst, G.J.C. 2006. Propositional Quantifiers in Deontic Logic. In Deontic Logic and Artificial Normative Systems (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4048), edited by L. Goble and J.-J. C. Meyer. Berlin-New York: Springer. available online

2005

  • Degenaar, M.J.L., and G.J.C. Lokhorst. 2005. Molyneux's Problem. In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by E. N. Zalta. Stanford: CA: Stanford University. available online
  • Lokhorst, G.J.C. 2005. Descartes and the Pineal Gland. In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by E. N. Zalta. Stanford, CA: Stanford University. available online
  • Lokhorst, G.J.C. 2005. Review of Max Bennett and Peter Hacker, Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience, Blackwell 2003 [Bespreking Van Het Boek Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience]. Neuropraxis, 28-29.
  • Wiegel, V., M.J. van den Hoven, and G.J.C. Lokhorst. 2005. Privacy, Deontic Epistemic Action Logic and Software Agents: An Executable Approach to Modeling Moral Constraints in Complex Informational Relationships. Paper read at Ethics of new information technologies: proceedings of CEPE2005, at Enschede, Netherlands. available online
  • Wiegel, V., M.J. van den Hoven, and G.J.C. Lokhorst. 2005. Privacy, Deontic Epistemic Action Logic and Software Agents. Ethics and Information Technology, 251-264. available online

Professional/Popular publications (selection)

2008

  • G.J.C. Lokhorst. 2008. Ethical and Social Aspects of Neuro-centred Interface Design. In: Ira van Keulen (ed.), Brain Visions; How the Brain Sciences Could Change the Way We Eat, Communicate, Learn and Judge. The Hague: STT, pp. 218-222. available online
  • Lelie, Christo, and Gert-Jan Lokhorst. 2008. Muziek en de hersenen. In Harmonie in gedrag: de maatschappelijke en pedagogische betekenis van muziek, edited by R. F. W. Diekstra and M. Hogenes. Uithoorn: Karakter Uitgevers.

2007

  • Lokhorst, G.J.C. 2007. Ethiek in Delft / Ethics in Delft. Delft Integraal / Delft Outlook, no. 3 of 2007. click to open pdf

2006

  • Lokhorst, G.J.C. 2006. Verslag van de Eerste Conferentie van de Vereniging voor Analytische Filosofie, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Maart 2006. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 314-315.

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