3TU.Ethics member, Peter-Paul Verbeek has been awarded a prestigious VICI prize for a project: Theorizing Technological Mediation: Toward an Empirical-Philosophical Theory of Technology. VICI is targeted at outstanding senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to act as coaches for young researchers.
Human existence is increasingly intertwined with technology. To understand this intertwinement, this project will develop a theory of ‘technological mediation’. The primary question will be how technology can be given a place in three philosophical key areas: knowledge, morality and metaphysics.