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PhD candidate Responsible Research and Innovation (CLOSED)

opened: 2019-11-06 closed: 2019-12-05

A study on the implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation and its effects. In the past years, we have witnessed an increasing attention for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) concepts that aim to better align research and innovation practices with societal needs. The actors playing a role here are not only businesses and institutes...

“It was shockingly easy”

An interview with Alan Rubel, visiting scholar 2018/2019

From September 2018 until May 2019, Alan Rubel (University of Wisconsin-Madison) was a visiting scholar at 4TU.Ethics. After his return to the United States, Tijn Borghuis interviewed him about this sabbatical in the Netherlands. Could you introduce yourself to our readers: What is your “day job”?  What is your research about? My position—that is,...

Research Programme Manager Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (CLOSED)

opened: 2019-11-01 closed: 2019-11-28

The Philosophy Department of the University of Twente is looking for a Research Programme Manager for the multi-university, ten year long international research programme “Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies” About the Research Programme “Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies” is a new international research programme of seven academic institutions in the Netherlands. It has a combined...

Project Manager Implementation Integrity Policy (CLOSED)

opened: 2019-11-01 closed: 2019-11-08

The University of Twente (UT) attaches great importance to the integrity of its employees and students and is constantly working to strengthen its organization in the field of integrity. The University of Twente has the ambition to create a “House of Integrity” where scientific integrity, social integrity and business integrity are part of and...

Keynote address: Dr. Tamar Sharon

The Googlization of health: An empirical-philosophical inquiry

On Friday 8th November, Tamar will be talking about the Googlization of health: An empirical-philosophical inquiry into the plurality of common goods. As we move into the digital era, companies like Google, Apple and Amazon are increasingly becoming important facilitators of medical research and healthcare provision. This “Googlization of health” may advance personalized medicine...

Keynote address: Prof. Ingrid Robeyns

The promises and limits of the capability approach for the ethics of technology

On Thursday 7th November, Ingrid will be talking about the Promises and Limits of the Capability Approach for the Ethics of Technology. In the last two decades, the capability approach has become a widely used normative approach in a wide range of disciplines. Yet until recently, the capability approach was often reduced to the...

Keynote address: Prof. Catriona McKinnon

Geoengineering: Fantasies of Control

On Thursday 7th November, Catriona will be talking about the need to govern solar radiation management (SRM) R&D in ways that minimise risks of lock-in, and also the heroic optimism displayed by some members of the geoclique in their approach to governing SRM so as to minimise the risk of termination shock. Many advocates of...

Behnam Taebi appointed as new Scientific Director

TU Delft Safety & Security Institute

Per 1 September 2019 Behnam Taebi succeeds Pieter van Gelder, who in the past five years has led the institute in strengthening its research position in the broad field of safety and security.     Dr. Behnam Taebi is Associate Professor in ethics of technology at the faculty of TPM. He studied Material Science and...

Teacher Applied Ethics/ Philosophy of Science (CLOSED)

opened: 2019-10-08 closed: 2019-11-03

Are you our philosopher who combines creativity with enthusiasm for teaching applied ethics or philosophy of science? Are you interested in applying and further developing your teaching skills in courses for diverse student groups, and crafting new education activities? Then we are looking for you to join our group! You are a teacher with...

How Scientific Instruments Speak:

A Hermeneutics of Technological Mediations in (Neuro-)Scientific Practice

On Thursday 17th October 2019 at 12:30 in the Prof.dr. G. Berkhoff-zaal, De Waaier, UT, Bas will present and defend his dissertation ‘How Scientific Instruments Speak: A Hermeneutics of Technological Mediations in (Neuro-)Scientific Practice.’ His promoters are P.-P. Verbeek and H. te Molder and committee members are H. W. de Regt (Radboud University), F....

Responsibility arrangements in resilience policy for climate adaptation (CLOSED)

Two PhD positions

opened: 2019-07-10 closed: 2019-09-18

The Ethics/Philosophy of Technology Section of Delft University of Technology offers two positions for PhD candidates as part of the research project ‘Responsibility arrangements in resilience policy for climate adaptation’. The complete vacancy text can be found at Academic Transfer. The project is supported by an NWO Vidi Grant and will be conducted by...

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