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The Ethical Analysis of Moral Bioenhancement


Karolina’s dissertation examines how we can make progress in the (bio)ethical debate on new and emerging technologies aimed at improving human morality – the so-called moral bioenhancement (MBE). It raises some pertinent questions about the debate’s blind spots, MBE’s conceptual and theoretical sensibility and coherence, as well as its normative value. The analyses conducted...

LC5 Continental Philosophy of Technoscience


This course focuses on present-day and particularly continental philosophical approaches to technology and science. The course consists of 12 sessions (120mins), with 6 sessions centering around authors (e.g. Heidegger, Simondon, Stiegler), and the other six sessions being more thematic (e.g. Synthetic Cell, AI, Anthropocene). Confirmed lecturers include Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek; dr. Vincent Blok; Prof....

CC2 Writing Retreat June 2022


Surrounded by nature and like-minded PhD students, the writing retreat is the perfect occasion to get some nice writing done, bond with the rest of the group, and learn from each other. The days will kick off with morning workshops on writing, both academic and more general, while the afternoons will offer plenty of...

ESDIT conference 2022


This will be a major academic conference in 2022, organized by a consortium of seven universities in the Netherlands. The focus will be on those new technologies that are disruptive and transformative of society: artificial intelligence, robotics, neurotechnology, synthetic biology, 3D printing, energy transition technologies, and others. Conference website: https://www.esdit.nl/conferences/Esdit2022/ For all questions and...

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