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| Posted on March 10, 2023

New scientific director 4TU.Ethics


Marcel Verweij has accepted a position as new professor of Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the Utrecht University. We congratulate Marcel with his new job. Marcel was the scientific director of the 4TU.Ethics. We are happy to announce that Vincent Blok, who was graduate school director of the 4TU.Ethics,...

| Posted on March 7, 2023

First interview of ‘Ethics beyond academia’ posted


The first interview of a new blog series called ‘Ethics beyond academia’ has been posted. Given the diversity of ethical practice in the past, in this blog series, we would like to offer a wider view of how ethical expertise finds application and is expressed outside of the purely academic field today. We want...

| Posted on March 6, 2023

Workshop Moments of Reading


AI, design, and democracy are terms whose definitions seem ever-expanding. They refer to a wide variety of technical systems, methods, infrastructures, and social practices that are not always in dialogue with each other. This workshop starts out from the assumption that definitions are not an expression of a stable identity, but moments of reading...

| Posted on March 2, 2023

Registration writing retreat May open


The writing retreat of June 2023 has been moved to May 2023. It will be held in Linschoten, near Utrecht, 1-5 May 2023. Surrounded by nature and like-minded PhD students, the writing retreat is the perfect occasion to get some nice writing done, bond with the rest of the group, and learn from each...

| Posted on March 2, 2023

Dealing with the uncertain: From risk to resilience


Destabilizing forces such as natural resource depletion, wars, public health threats, climate and energy crises, can generate far-reaching consequences. Due to the complex and interconnected nature of these societal challenges, limitations to traditional forms of risk governance exist. In order to more effectively deal with known and unknown risks, there is a need for...

| Posted on March 1, 2023

Intersectional Philosophy of Technology Speaker Series


In the coming months several 4TU.Ethics members organize the intersectional philosophy of technology series. Details can be found below. Interested? Contact Jordi Viader Guerrero at  ...

| Posted on October 17, 2022

Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology


The 2023 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET 2023) will be held at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands from 19-21 April 2023 (Wednesday to Friday). The conference will bring together engineers and philosophers to address the challenges of engineering in a changing world.     fPET 2023 will provide the opportunity to...

| Posted on January 13, 2023

Vincent Blok appointed as personal professor


The Executive Board of the Wageningen University has appointed Prof Dr Vincent Blok MBA as professor holding a personal chair in Philosophy in the Social Sciences Group. The appointment is effective from 1 January 2023. In his research Blok looks at how disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing our understanding of...

| Posted on January 19, 2023

First interview with 4TU.Ethics alumnus


Eliana Bergamin, the 4TU.Ethics alumnus coordinator, has interviewed Shannon Spruit who has started her own company after receiving her PhD at TU Delft. The blog team has turned this interview into a blog, which you can read here. This is the first interview in a series of interviews with 4TU.Ethics alumni....

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