Dr.Spahn, A. (Andreas)

Eindhoven University of Technology

Section: Philosophy and Ethics
Faculty: Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences

Domain-Specific Ethics
Ecological Ethics
Information and Media Ethics
Moral Philosophy
Value Judgment
Visiting address

IPO 1.02 Faculty Technology Management Eindhoven University of Technology

Mail address

P.O. Box 513 5600 MB EINDHOVEN The Netherlands


+31 (0)40 247 2746


+31 (0)40 244 4602

Andreas Spahn (1974) is assistant professor of philosophy and ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology. He studied Philosophy, Communication-Science and German Literature at the University of Essen (Germany). After pursuing his Master-Degree in Philosophy and German Literature at the University of Notre-Dame (USA), he obtained his Ph-D in Bochum (Germany) in 2007 with a thesis on the Theory of Understanding. His research fields include metha-ethical questions about grounding value-judgments and questions concerning applied ethics in the field of the influence of new media on society and ecological ethics.

Scientific publications (selection)


  • Spahn, Andreas. 2007. Rationalistische und Traditionalistische Hermeneutiek. In Perspektiven Philosophischer Forschung, edited by F. Geier, A. Spahn and C. Spahn. Essen: Oldib Verlag Oliver Bidlo. available online

Professional/Popular publications (selection)


  • Geier, Fabian, Andreas Spahn, and Christian Spahn, eds. 2006. Perspektiven Philosophischer Forschung. Essen: Oldib-Verlag. available online


Smart grids in India – MVI grant awarded to 3TU.Ethics researchers

February 18, 2015 — A grant worth € 375.000 has been awarded to our members, Auke Pols and Andreas Spahn in the 2014/2015 MVI [more...]

International workshop “Smart technologies for improving driver behavior: Technological, psychological, and ethical perspectives”

October 6, 2014 — Place and time: IPO Building, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, October 30-31 Keynote speakers Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg [more...]