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Dr.Lokhorst, G.J.C. (Gert-Jan)

Delft University of Technology
Section: Philosophy
Faculty: Technology, Policy and Management

Visiting address

Jaffalaan 5 Room b4.200

Mail address

P.O. Box 5015 2600 GA Delft The Netherlands


+31 (0)15 27 88485

Gert-Jan Lokhorst has studied medicine (Master’s degree, 1980) and philosophy (Master’s degree, cum laude, 1985, PhD degree, 1992). He has had positions (in several academic institutions) in the following areas:

* philosophy of medicine,
* neural networks,
* deontic expert systems,
* philosophical logic,
* philosophy of mind and philosophy of artificial intelligence,
* philosophy and ethics of science and technology.

His research interests include:

  • Philosophical logic (especially deontic logic, epistemic logic, fuzzy logic, paraconsistent logic, logic of action, logic in AI)
  • Philosophy of artificial intelligence, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of mind
  • History and philosophy of the neurosciences
  • Philosophy and ethics of medicine and technology

He wrote two books on the philosophy of neuroscience (in Dutch): Homo Duplex: Philosophical Interpretations of the Split-Brain Syndrome and Brain and Consciousness: The Mind-Brain Problem in Contemporary Neuroscience). He published papers in prestigious refereed journals. He is a member of the editorial board of Psyche and associate editor of Neuroethics.

In addition to this, he is interested in the dissemination of scientific knowledge to the wider public. He wrote many articles in Dutch newspapers and semi-popular journals (mainly NRC-Handelsblad and Neuropraxis), and made a documentary on brain research in the Netherlands, broadcast on Dutch public television in 1992.

Perhaps of interest to you: Gert-Jan Lokhorst is one of the associate editors of the Springer journal ‘Neuroethics’. This journal will offer free access to the full text of all articles during 2008 and 2009. Fore more information, see here.
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