I have received my master’s degree at VU University in both theology and philosophy. My master’s thesis of philosophy was about how to get new insights for philosophy from a film about artificial intelligence.
My PhD research is about how philosophers of technology can become serious interlocutors in discussions about new and emergent technologies. The philosophy of technology has a lot to add to such discussions. However, due to a lack of coherence in the philosophy of technology and due differences in the natures of philosophy and of technological developments, it is difficult to share this knowledge with engineers and other people in society.
It will become easier to share this knowledge if approaches in the philosophy of technology would formulate their presuppositions clearly. In order to do that we need to strengthen the ties between the philosophy of technology and other branches of philosophy, like metaphysics and epistemology. In this dissertation I’ll focus on formulating a metaphysics of various approaches in the philosophy of technology.