prof. dr. ir.Verbeek, P.P.C.C. (Peter Paul)

Twente University

Section: Philosophy
Faculty: Behavioral Sciences

Peter-Paul Verbeek
Visiting address

Cubicus, room C311

Mail address

P.O. box 217 7500 AE Enschede The Netherlands

Telephone

+31 (0)53 489 44 60

p.p.c.c.verbeek@utwente.nl

Website

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Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is professor of philosophy of technology and chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. He is also president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology and a member of the Dutch Council for the Humanities. He is an editor ofTijdschrift voor Filosofie and a member of the editorial board of SATS. Journal for Northern Philosophy and of the scientific advisory board of Philosophy & Technology. From 2011 until 2013 he was chairman of the ‘Young Academy’, which is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 2010 until 2012 he held the Socrates chair at Delft University of Technology. Fall 2006 he was guest professor at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Verbeeks research focuses on the social and cultural roles of technology and the ethical and anthropological aspects of human-technology relations. He recently published the book Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things (University of Chicago Press, 2011), in which he analyzes the moral significance of technologies, and its implications for ethical theory and for design practices. He is also the author of What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design (Penn State University Press, 2005), which investigates how technologies mediate human actions and experiences, with applications to industrial design. He is co-editor of the volume The Moral Status of Technical Artefacts (Springer 2014, with Peter Kroes) and User Behavior and Technology Design – Shaping Sustainable Relations between Consumers and Technologies (Springer 2006, with Adriaan Slob).

In 2014 he received a VICI award for the project ‘Theorizing Technological Mediation: toward an empirical-philosophical theory of technology’, which investigates the mediating role of technology in knowledge, morality, and metaphysics. In 2008, he received a VIDI award for the project ‘Technology and the limits of humanity: the ethics and anthropology of posthumanism’, about human enhancement technology and its ethical and anthropological implications; in 2004 a VENI award for the project Technology and the Matter of Morality, about the moral significance of technologies, and its implications for ethical theory and the ethics of technology design.

Scientific publications (selection)

2009

  • Verbeek, P.P. (2009), ‘The Moral Relevance of Technological Artifacts’. In: M. Duwell e.a. (red.), Evaluating New Technologies. Springer, Dordrecht, ISBN 978-90-481-2228-8, pp. 63-77

2008

  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2008. Cultivating Humanity: towards a Non-Humanist Ethics of Technology. In New Waves in Philosophy of Technology, edited by J. K. B. Olsen, E. Selinger and S. Riis. Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2008. Cyborg Intentionality; Rethinking the Phenomenology of Human-Technology Relations. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 7 (3):387-395. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2008. De grens van de mens. Over de relatie tussen mens en techniek. In Technologie en mensbeeld (Annalen van het Thijmgenootschap), edited by I. L. Consoli and R. Hoekstra. Nijmegen: Valkhof Pers
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2008. De moraliteit van medische technologie. In Chirurg en ethiek: Mensbeelden en dilemma's onder het mes, edited by M. Peijnenburg, C. Leget and T. Wobbes. Budel: Damon. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2008. Disclosing Visions of Technology. Review of S. Strijbos and A. Basden, 'In Search of an Integrative Vision for Technology'. Techné 12 (1):85-89. click to open pdf
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2008. In den beginne was techniek. Over de technologische bemiddeling van het religieuze. In Deus et Machina. De verwevenheid van technologie en religie, edited by M. v. Well. Den Haag: STT.
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2008. in Design: Design Ethics and the Morality of Technological Artifacts. In Philosophy and Design: from Engineering to Architecture edited by P. Vermaas, P. Kroes, A. Light and S. Moore. Dordrecht: Springer. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2008. Obstetric Ultrasound and the Technological Meditation of Morality. Human Studies 31 (1):11-26.

2006

  • Heijs, W., and P.P.C.C. Verbeek. 2006. Conceptual Frameworks for Analyzing Technology-Behavior Interactions. In User Behavior and Technology Development, edited by P.P.C.C. Verbeek and A. Slob. Dordrecht: Springer. available online
  • Slob, A., and P.P.C.C. Verbeek. 2006. Technology and User Behavior: An Introduction. In User Behavior and Technology Development, edited by P. P. C. C. Verbeek and A. Slob. Dordrecht: Springer. available online
  • van de Poel, I.R., and P.P. Verbeek. 2006. Editorial: Ethics and Engineering Design. Science, Technology & Human Values 31:223-236. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2006. Acting Artifacts. The Technological Mediation of Action. In User Behavior and Technology Development. Shaping Sustainable Relations between Consumers and Technologies, edited by P. P. C. C. Verbeek and A. Slob. Dordrecht: Springer. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2006. Materializing Morality. Design Ethics and Technological Mediation. Science, Technology and Human Values 31 (3):361-380. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2006. Moraliteit voorbij de Mens. Over De Mogelijkheden van een Posthumanistische Ethiek. Krisis: Tijdschrift voor Empirische Filosofie, 42-57. click to open pdf
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2006. The Morality of Things. A Postphenomenological Inquiry. In Postphenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde, edited by E. Selinger. New York: State University of New York Press. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C., and A. Slob, eds. 2006. User Behavior and Technology Development. Shaping Sustainable Relations between Consumers and Technologies, Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science. Dordrecht: Springer. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C., and A. Slob. 2006. Analyzing the Relations between Technologies and User Behavior: Toward a Conceptual Framework. In User Behavior and Technology Development, edited by P. P. C. C. Verbeek and A. Slob. Dordrecht: Springer. available online

2005

  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2005. What Things Do. Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency and Design.. Penn State: Penn State University Press. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2005. Artifacts and Attachment. A Post-Script Philosophy of Mediation. In Inside the Politics of Technology, edited by H. Harbers. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2005. Beyond the Human Eye. Mediated Vision and Posthumanity. click to open pdf
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2005. De Materialiteit van de Moraal. Algemeen Nederlands tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 139-145.
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2005. Karl Jaspers. In Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics, edited by C. Mitcham. Detroit: MacMillan Reference. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2005. Verlichting. Krisis: Tijdschrift voor Empirische Filosofie, 105-108. click to open pdf
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C., and R. Benschop. 2005. De Bemiddelde Blik. Inleiding Bij Themanummer 'Andere Ogen'. Krisis: tijdschrift voor empirische filosofie, 3-4.

Professional/Popular publications (selection)

2007

  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C 2007. Voorbij het Menselijk Oog. In Mediated Vision edited by P.J.H. Kockelkoren. Rotterdam: Veenman Publishers en ARTez Press. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. .2007. Integrating Visions of Technology: a Discussion Paper. In Integrating Visions of Technology, edited by A. Basden. Maarssen: CPTS.
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2007. Beyond the Human Eye: Technological Meditation and Posthuman Visions. In Mediated Vision (English edition), edited by P. J. H. Kockelkoren. Arnhem/Rotterdam: Veenman Publishers. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2007. Techniek en Existentie. Filosofie 17 (3):16-21. available online

2006

  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2006. Ethiek en Technologie: Moreel Actorschap en Subjectiviteit in een Technologische Cultuur. Ethische Perspectieven, 267-289. click to open pdf
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2006. Geschiedenis van de Techniekfilosofie: Geen Canon maar Zelfreflectie. Filosofie, 45-45.

2005

  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2005. De Zelfkant van de Techniek: De Existentiele Techniekfilosofie van Karl Jaspers. Filosofie, 46-50. available online
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C. 2005. Naar een Moreel Debat over Techniek. In Ethiek van de Wetenschapscommunicatie, edited by H. Zwart. Amsterdam: Boom. available online

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