Dr. Gertz, N. (Nolen)

University of Twente
Section: Philosophy
Faculty: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS)

Human-Technology Relations
Military Ethics
Moral Philosophy
Nihilism
Political Philosophy
Responsibility
Robotics
Nolen Gertz
Visiting address

University of Twente Cubicus C322

Mail address

Department of Philosophy University of Twente Postbus 217 7500 AE Enschede The Netherlands

Telephone

+31 (0)53 489 42 39

n.gertz@utwente.nl

Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy, University of Twente

Nolen Gertz is the author of Nihilism and Technology (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018), and is currently completing a book on Nihilism for MIT Press’s Essential Knowledge series. 

He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in 2012. His doctoral dissertation was a criticism of Just War Theory, arguing that JWT’s common morality perspective is both unrealistic and a contributor to combatant suffering. This argument was expanded in his book, The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014).

His research interests include applied ethics, social and political philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, and aesthetics. He has written for the media analyses of military robots, humanitarian drones, and Facebook. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and on the ABC Australia website. He has been interviewed by the BBC World Service, Austrian Public Radio, Ireland’s National Independent Radio, and France’s Philosophie Magazine.

He is the Coordinator of the 4TU Task Force on Risk, Safety and Security, and a Research Associate in Military Ethics at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. He is on the Editorial Review Board for Rowman & Littlefield International’s book series Off the Fence: Morality, Politics and Society.

A complete list of his publications can be found here and here.

Watch his TEDx Frankfurt talk on Nietzsche, Nihilism, and Technology here.

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