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Ph.D. position – Rethinking ownership and responsibility in wastewater technologies


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The Ethics/Philosophy of Technology Section of Delft University of Technology is looking for a Ph.D. candidate who is eager to contribute to the ethically desirable implementation of wastewater technologies, focusing on ownership and responsibility. Ph.D. position The objective of the project is to gain insight into the socio-ethical considerations that are relevant for the...

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Ph.D. Position ‘Confucianism and Ethics of Technology’ 


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Many societies around the world have incorporated new technologies, creating the potential for massive changes in individuals’ daily lives and the political sphere. New technologies have altered cultural practices and social and economic institutions in many societies around the world. This poses a novel and exciting challenge for Confucianism, one of the most ancient...

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Conference Changing Values, Changing Technologies

Deadline for abstract submission: May 15th 2021


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Conference Description The aim of the conference is to present and discuss research on the interrelations of values and technology. Specifically, we aim to explore how novel technological developments lead to changes in moral values and, conversely, how changing moral values affect the developments of new technologies. Themes We envision the following more specific...

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Postdoc Position Designing Stakeholder Meetings on the Ethics of Quantum Technologies (0,8 FTE)


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You will be part of the Ethics/Philosophy of Technology department at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, and work within the European project TechEthos. The TU Delft Ethics/Philosophy of Technology Department is a large and dynamic philosophy department engaged in expert research on the societal impact of modern technologies. TechEthos is a three-year...

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Ibo van de Poel new Delft KNAW member


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The KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) has selected eighteen new members in 2020. KNAW members, leading scientists from all disciplines, are chosen on the basis of their scientific and scholarly achievements. The Academy has approximately 550 members who are appointed for life. Ibo van de Poel, TU Delft Professor of Ethics...

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Assistant Professor in Ethics and Philosophy of Technology (Tenure Track) with a strong emphasis on education


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TU Delft Philosophy Section, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management Fulltime, salary scale: €3,637 to €5,656 per month gross Intended starting date: asap (Summer 2020) Technology, Policy and Management The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management contributes to sustainable solutions for technical challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and...

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Webinar on dealing with uncertainties in decision-making in times of COVID-19


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On Apr 08, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 11.00 AM CEST, the TU Delft Safety & Security institute will offer a webinar addressing several aspects of decision-making under uncertainties and their ethical implications. Professor Pieter van Gelder will discuss statistical models and how calculations-based cost-benefit risk analyses lead to policy decisions. Professor Sabine Roeser...

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PhD position: How can AI support human moral judgements?


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Many current AI systems are implicitly supporting or constraining human moral judgement, e.g. information on Facebook, recommendation systems, targeted advertising. The goal of this project is to make this support (or constraint) explicit as a step towards empowering better human moral judgements. Our working assumption is that AI should support but not take over...

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Two PhD positions in the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies Research Programme


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As part of the Ethics of Socially Disrupting Technologies Research Programme, the Section of Ethics and Philosophy of Technology at TU Delft is announcing vacancies for two fully funded PhD positions in Ethics of Technology. The projects are about ‘Governance of geoengineering in the face of normative uncertainties’ and ‘Empathy, embodiment and AAC Technology’....

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Assistant Professor of Ethics of Technology (Tenure Track)


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The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management contributes to sustainable solutions for technical challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and the social sciences. The Department of Values, Technology and Innovation (VTI) focuses on the value dimension of comprehensive engineering, the overarching research theme of the Faculty of Technology,...

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PhD candidate Responsible Research and Innovation


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A study on the implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation and its effects. In the past years, we have witnessed an increasing attention for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) concepts that aim to better align research and innovation practices with societal needs. The actors playing a role here are not only businesses and institutes...

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