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How Scientific Instruments Speak:

A Hermeneutics of Technological Mediations in (Neuro-)Scientific Practice

On Thursday 17th October 2019 at 12:30 in the Prof.dr. G. Berkhoff-zaal, De Waaier, UT, he will present and defend his dissertation ‘How Scientific Instruments Speak: A Hermeneutics of Technological Mediations in (Neuro-)Scientific Practice.’ His promoters are P.-P. Verbeek and H. te Molder and committee members are H. W. de Regt (Radboud University), F....

4TU.Ethics member Marianne Boenink and co-authors awarded the Chris Freeman Award

Emerging Technologies for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease: Innovating with Care (Palgrave MacMillan 2017). At the 2018 conference of the European Association for the Study of Science & Technology  (EASST) in Lancaster, UK, the Chris Freeman Award was given to this book Marianne Boenink co-edited with Harro van Lente (Maastricht University) and Ellen Moors (Utrecht University):  In honour...

Nolen Gertz

Can machines act morally? Nolen Gertz interviewed in Philosophie Magazine

4TU.Ethics member Nolen Gertz is one of five experts interviewed by Philosophie Magazine, published 21st March 2018. To read the full article in translation as re-published in German by Zeit Online please use this link: Künstliche Intelligenz – Können Maschinen moralisch handeln? To read the full original interview in French (with a subscription) please use the link...

Postdoc in Ethics of Big Data

The Department of Philosophy of the University Twente in the Netherlands is looking for a Postdoc (18-month position) in Ethics of Big Data as part of a large European project on ethical and human rights aspects of smart big data systems.   The Challenge The aim of this postdoc project is to do an...

Assistant Professor in Applied Ethics

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an Assistant Professor in Applied Ethics (full-time, two years with prospects for a permanent position) with a (future) research emphasis on technology, in particular: ethics of robotics, ethics of IT and artificial intelligence and/or medical ethics and technology.  ...

Ethics of the Internet of Things

On March 14th 2018, the DesignLab of the University of Twente hosted a UNESCO workshop on the Ethics of the Internet of Things. Technologies are increasingly taking on an environmental role. Sensor networks are being integrated in our material environment, while algorithms and artificial intelligence make sense of the generated data, and influence our...

PhD student in Ethics of human enhancement in an international context

The Challenge   The aim of this PhD project is to perform an ethical study of human enhancement technologies and techniques that considers their full range, their potential future development, and the various ethical implications in different domains and for different stakeholders.  The study should also help answer the question how society should respond...

Assistant Professor (full-time) in Ethics or Political Philosophy, University of Twente

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an   Assistant Professor (full-time) in Ethics or Political Philosophy   with a (future) emphasis on information technology and the information society   Appointment for two years, with prospect of a permanent position   The department is currently expanding...

Workshop: “Security & the Political Turn in Philosophy of Technologies”

Security & the Political Turn in Philosophy of Technologies Date: Friday, March 10th, 2017, 09:30-18:00 Venue: UT – DesignLab How to understand the political significance of things? And how to deal with the politics of technology in a responsible way? Ever since Langdon Winner claimed in the early 1980s that “artifacts have politics”, these...

Postdoctoral researcher in Ethics and Governance of Research and Innovation (8 months)

University of Twente  In this postdoc, you will be working on two projects.  First, you will coordinate and carry out the Ethics and Policy project, a project on making ethics research (especially ethics of technology) relevant for policy makers.  This is a project funded by the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). We have done an...

Postdoctoral researcher in Ethics, Well-Being and Data Science (3 years, University of Twente)

NEWEL project – The New Science of Existential Well-being: Concepts, Ethics and Responsible Algorithms University of Twente The position is part of the project ‘NEWEL – The New Science of Existential Well-being: Concepts, Ethics and Responsible Algorithms,’ which is jointly funded by Ahold Delhaize and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), which also...

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