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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...

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

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, he 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

Two PhD positions

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...

Lecturer in Ethics of Technology

2 year teaching position

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management contributes to sustainable solutions for technical challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and the social sciences. The Department of Values, Technology and Innovation (VTI) focuses on the value dimension of comprehensive engineering, the overarching research theme of the Faculty of Technology,...

Cybersecurity Ethics – Raising the Agenda

Cybersecurity ethics is a new and under-researched field. With increasing attention being paid to cybersecurity, from hacking attacks on major corporations to attacks on critical national infrastructure, liberal democratic governments and corporations are looking to academia for guidance on how to respond ethically. For example, should software vulnerabilities be disclosed to vendors, or is...

The Ethics of Disruptive Technologies

4TU.Ethics Bi-annual Conference, 7th- 8th November 2019

Call for Papers on the Ethics of Disruptive Technologies – deadline for abstracts 1st July 2019 Confirmed Keynote Speakers include:  Catriona McKinnon, University of Reading and Tamar Sharon, Radboud University Description of the conference theme: Throughout history, technology has been a driver of social change. The technologies of the industrial revolution played a crucial...

Questions and Challenges of Human Research Ethics

Dutch STEM Research Ethics Committees

On Monday 15th April 2019 the first workshop for members of the university research ethics committees that review Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related human research (i.e. research involving human subjects or participants) will take place. Besides medical ethics committees and ethics committees for social and behavioural sciences, Dutch universities have also recognised...

Postdoc Research Associate – Philosophy and Ethics of AI

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a wide range of degree programs. With 200 years of history, about 38,000 students, over 6.000 employees, and an excellent domestic and international reputation, Bonn University is among Germany’s leading universities. The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a...

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