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Dr.Stone, T.W. (Taylor)

University of Bonn

Taylor is a senior researcher at the Institute for Science and Ethics, University of Bonn.

He was a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher in ethics of technology. He received a PhD in Ethics of Technology from TU Delft in 2019, and was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Industrial Design. Prior to joining TU Delft, Taylor received a BA from the University of Toronto in architectural design, a Master in Environmental Studies from York University, and was a project manager in the environmental non-profit sector.


My research explores the convergence of ethics and design, drawing from philosophy of technology, environmental philosophy, history of technology, and (urban) design theory. This includes conceptual investigations into human-technology-environment relations, as well as practical, forward-looking work on the responsible design of new and emerging technologies. I have an ongoing focus on the ethics and aesthetics of nighttime lighting, and more generally on values and the built environment. Current research is also focused on the role of ethics in design and engineering education, as well as innovative ethics teaching approaches, as a researcher within the 4TU.CEE project ‘Innovating Engineering Education for Tomorrow’s Engineer’ (2019-2021).

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