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| Posted on February 23, 2022

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...

| Posted on September 21, 2021

LC6 Good Technology for Users and Society


This course will ask what good technology is, and will consider various ways of assessing, guiding and improving the moral and nonmoral goodness of technology.  We will have a particular emphasis on theories of wellbeing and the good society that define individual and social notions of goodness.  Different theories of wellbeing (e.g. objectivist, desire...

| Posted on July 10, 2022

4TU.Ethics Research day 2022


This year, the Research Day will have a relatively open character, allowing members to meet each other, discuss work with peers, write, read, and develop new ideas. Kasteel Montfoort is an ideal venue for this, as it offers ample opportunities to take walks and find quiet places to engage in research, but also allows for plenary discussions...

| Posted on April 25, 2022

CC2 Writing Retreat Nov 2022


More information about this writing retreat will follow. Aim / objective The aim is to enable students to get a lot of writing done for their dissertation. In addition, several workshops will help PhD students to become a better writer. Assessment Students are obligatory to attend the whole retreat. There will be no assessment....

| Posted on September 21, 2021

LC2 Philosophy of Responsible Innovation


This course discusses the main philosophical issues in relation to Responsible Innovation, an emerging concept in the EU context which highlights the relevance of social-ethical issues in research and innovation practices. This emerging concept calls for philosophical reflection on the nature, scope and applicability of responsibility and innovation in innovation practices in general, and...

| Posted on September 21, 2021

LC8 Design for Values


Approaches like Value Sensitive Design and ethics-by-design have become popular over the last decade to integrate values, and other moral considerations, from the start in the design and development of new technologies. This course provides an introduction to some of the key underlying philosophical foundations and issues of such approaches. We will discuss what...

| Posted on September 21, 2021

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....

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