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| Posted on November 23, 2022

Kick-off 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge


The next seven months, the 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge (4TU.RSC) is taking place, an initiative of three centres of the 4TU.Federation: 4TU.High-Tech Materials, 4TU.Energy and 4TU.Ethics & Technology. It is an Honours track intended for motivated and talented master students from the four Technical Universities. Using a Challenge Based Learning approach, they will work with industrial partners, researchers,...

| Posted on October 28, 2022

Blog team has interviewed scientific director Marcel Verweij


The blog team has interviewed 4TU.Ethics scientific director Marcel Verweij. They have asked him a broad variety of questions about his vision of 4TU.Ethics in terms of its research agenda and its educational role, about possible public outreach of the 4TU.Ethics, and even took him back to when he was a PhD himself. Marcel...

| Posted on October 5, 2022

New blog series posted: “Philosophies of Technology” Series


The blog team has posted a new blog series. It is the result of the Philosophies of Technology course. The best blogs that were written during that course are now published. You can find the introduction to this blog series here. You can find the various blog posts here: The power of the human...

| Posted on July 25, 2022

Call for Papers: Special issue on “Robot rights”


If “robot rights” sounds like something out of science fiction, there is a good reason for this. Unlike artificial intelligence (AI), which originated during planning for a scientific workshop held at Dartmouth College in the summer of 1956, robots are the product of fiction, specifically Karel Čapek’s 1921 stage play R.U.R. or Rossumovi Univerzální...

| Posted on June 29, 2022

Project for ethics teaching as Open Resources continues


Members of 4TU.Ethics do a lot of ethics teaching for engineering students, in a wide range of engineering disciplines. Since ethics are mostly taught in context, case-based exercises (CBEs) are a central instrument in this teaching practice. Teachers create these exercises for use in their own teaching, but these CBEs are hardly ever shared...

| Posted on June 23, 2022

New blog series published: Photography


A new blog series has been published about photography and philosophical concepts. The introduction to the series can be found here. The series as a whole can be found here....

| Posted on May 10, 2022

New: 4TU.Ethics and Technology blog


An enthusiastic team of PhD students has started a blog on this website. They have already posted a whole series of blogs called the memes series. In this series the team experiments with extending academic communication skills with memes instead of written language alone. Visit the blog here. The introduction to this series can...

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