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| Posted on March 31, 2023

Improving ethical analysis through better theories of the moral role of technological products and systems

The central question of this project is how we can conceptualize the moral role of technological products and systems, and what implications this conceptualization may have for ethical analysis. The aim is to develop new theories and approaches for analyzing the moral role of technology. One of the key challenges of ethical analysis in...

| Posted on August 8, 2022

Postdoc How theories of technology and its relation to society can inform and transform ethics

The aim of this postdoc project is to investigate how theories and approaches that concern the interactive relationship between technology and society and technology and human beings, as found in philosophy and STS in particular, can inform ethics, specifically the ethics of technology. There will be a particular focus on socially disruptive technologies: technologies...

| Posted on July 11, 2022

Registration open for LC6 Good technology for users and society

The registration for the PhD course LC6 Good technology for users and society is open. Registration You can register by sending an email to Marlies Tijhuis (UT)  About the course 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. ...

| Posted on June 18, 2022

Postdoc in Ethics of autonomous vehicles

The Philosophy Section of the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for a Postdoc (20-month position) in ethics of autonomous vehicles, with special attention to ethical analysis of human factors in trust in autonomous vehicle as part of a large European project on ethics of emerging technologies. APPLY NOW The Challenge The...

| Posted on March 30, 2022

Ph.D. Defense: Technological Mediation of Politics

Melis Bas will be defending her dissertation “Technological Mediation of Politics: An Arendtian Critique of Political Philosophy of Technology” on Friday, April 29 @ 14.30. Melis’ dissertation criticizes the narrow focus of the current political philosophy of technology on power relations and expands this focus with Hannah Arendt’s analysis of politics as intersubjective sense-making....

| Posted on February 15, 2022

Vacancy: Assistant professor in Environmental Ethics

The Philosophy Section of the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an Assistant professor in Environmental Ethics (full-time, with prospects of permanent position upon good performance) with a (future) research interest in technology and its role in society The philosophy section is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology....

| Posted on January 18, 2022

New Report on Ethics and Cybersecurity

4TU.Ethics member Adam Henschke has recently produced a report, Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure, and Ethics, for the Conflict Studies Research Centre. In this report, he gives an overview of the main ethical issues that arise in relation to cybersecurity, and when cybersecurity underpins critical infrastructure. The report finishes with a set of recommendations for how...

| Posted on February 23, 2021

Moral Certainty, Competence, Teaching,…

Podcast with Julia Hermann on “Faith in the Flybottle”

David Anderson, Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University, recently interviewed Julia Hermann for his podcast “Faith in the Flybottle”. They talked about her work on Wittgenstein and ethics, her personal experiences in academia, philosophizing with children, and other issues. With his podcast, David aims to make philosophy accessible for the non-philosophically trained public and...

| Posted on August 31, 2020

Tetem Museum Exhibition ‘Reflections’

Opens in Enschede 10th September 2020

The exhibition Reflections is a philosophical exhibition about AI in society. We want to inform the public, let them experience and encourage them to think through 8 installations. The exhibition is the result of a research project with students from ATLAS-University College and the master PSTS. In October last year we started a project...

| Posted on December 6, 2019

Duration: 01-11-2019 → 31-12-2023

Framework for responsible and accountable deprivation area mapping in support of pro-poor policies (FRAME-PRO)

Locational data (“geo-data”) has become increasingly available due to technological innovation. This innovation has improved the capability of capturing, storing and processing vast amounts of geo-data, producing results which have commercial and administrative value. For example, such data are essential in the SDG agenda. While there is a growing awareness of the ethical challenges...

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