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| Posted on September 7, 2023

International Workshop Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology

This workshop aims to explore why contemporary philosophical approaches to technology tend to seek close proximity to phenomenology, and what this proximity means and entails. Although the role of technologies in contemporary life is carefully analyzed in various ways, what remains undiscussed is how such careful attention must be qualified as having a phenomenological...

| Posted on March 6, 2023

Workshop Moments of Reading

AI, design, and democracy are terms whose definitions seem ever-expanding. They refer to a wide variety of technical systems, methods, infrastructures, and social practices that are not always in dialogue with each other. This workshop starts out from the assumption that definitions are not an expression of a stable identity, but moments of reading...

| Posted on December 15, 2022

Call for participation in Workshop on ValueMonitor

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ValueMonitor is an easy-to-use tool for empirical investigations of values and value change in text corpora (e.g., scientific articles, newspaper articles). Investigations performed with ValueMonitor can be used to discover neglected moral issues voiced by societal actors or to map the current state of scientific research on specific values and technologies....

| Posted on April 9, 2019

Cybersecurity Ethics – Raising the Agenda

Cybersecurity ethics is a new and under-researched field. With increasing attention being paid to cybersecurity, from hacking attacks on major corporations to attacks on critical national infrastructure, liberal democratic governments and corporations are looking to academia for guidance on how to respond ethically. For example, should software vulnerabilities be disclosed to vendors, or is...

| Posted on March 7, 2019

Questions and Challenges of Human Research Ethics

Dutch STEM Research Ethics Committees

On Monday 15th April 2019 the first workshop for members of the university research ethics committees that review Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related human research (i.e. research involving human subjects or participants) will take place. Besides medical ethics committees and ethics committees for social and behavioural sciences, Dutch universities have also recognised...

| Posted on February 7, 2019

The Limits of Consent

4TU.Ethics Taskforce Life Sciences and Health Technologies

This workshop at Eindhoven University of Technology, co-sponsored by the Life Sciences and Health Technologies Taskforce of the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, and the NWO-MVI project “Mobile Support Systems for Behaviour Change”, was held in order to stimulate interdisciplinary and applied research on the ethics of consent. It brought together research projects...

| Posted on February 7, 2018

Ethics of the Internet of Things

On March 14th 2018, the DesignLab of the University of Twente hosted a UNESCO workshop on the Ethics of the Internet of Things. Technologies are increasingly taking on an environmental role. Sensor networks are being integrated in our material environment, while algorithms and artificial intelligence make sense of the generated data, and influence our...

| Posted on May 5, 2017

Workshop: Ethics and Policy of Robots in Healthcare

  June 26 at The Hague Institute for Global Justice   The FRR and the 4TU are joining forces to co-organize an informal meeting aimed at discussing the role that ethics can and should play in the development of European (and International) standards for robots in healthcare. Important questions we will address are: the...

| Posted on April 11, 2017

4TU.Ethics PhD seminar – CFP Workshop & Masterclass on digital humanities, social epistemology, & virtue theory in a post-truth society

The Digital Humanities & Experimental Philosophy CollaborATive (DHEPCAT — will host a workshop and masterclass December 14-15 in Amsterdam at De Waag Society, located at Nieuwmarkt 4 in Amsterdam. On December 14, talks will be given on the topic of digital humanities, social epistemology, and virtue theory in a post-truth society. The keynote...

| Posted on April 3, 2017

Workshop: The Ethics of Persuasive Technologies

Persuasion and ethics have an uneasy and complicated relationship. On the one hand, persuasiveness, or rational influence or eloquence can be understood as a virtue, which enables a virtuous person to support others to also aspire to virtue. On the other hand, persuasion is met with suspicion. It seems to undermine user autonomy. The...

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