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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...

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...

LC3 Philosophy of Mind, Body and Technology


This course acquaints students with current theories and approaches to the relations between mind, body, and technology. Our entry point is the central role of the human mind in the European and Anglo-American tradition of Philosophy. Simply put, human beings are considered to have a specific kind of mind, that makes them human. The...

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...

LC4 Anticipation and Assessment of Emerging Technologies


Promises and expectations concerning new and emerging science and technologies (NEST) abound in contemporary societies. How should we anticipate and evaluate these new and emerging sciences and technologies and the impacts they may have on society? In this course we start by identifying the specific challenges emerging technologies pose to their ethical and societal evaluation. Since...

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