Peter_Paul Verbeek is appointed as extraordinary Socrates professor at Delft University

He is also an editor of the journal Technè: Research in Philosophy and Technology and a member of the board of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. As from 2009, Verbeek is a member of the ‘Young Academy’, which is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. 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 What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design (Penn State University Press, 2005), in which he elaborates an analysis of how technologies mediate human actions and experiences, with applications to industrial design. He also co-edited the volume User Behavior and Technology Design – Shaping Sustainable Relations between Consumers and Technologies (Springer, 2006) about the interaction between technology and behavior, and its relevance to technology design and environmental policy. He recently finished 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 (NWO VENI grant 2003).
He is also working on the project ‘Technology and the limits of humanity: the ethics and anthropology of posthumanism’, about human enhancement technology and its ethical and anthropological implications (NWO VIDI grant 2007).