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Gunter Bombaerts receives SEFI Francesco Maffioli Award


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4TU.Ethics member Gunter Bombaerts received the SEFI 2021 Maffioli Award of Excellence for Developing Learning and Teaching in Enginering Education for his tireless efforts to bring ethics closer to the life experience of engineering and technology students. In particular, the work he did with his team on the continuous and evidence-informed development of the...

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PostDoc on STEM practices wrt ethics of socially disruptive technologies


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As part of the inter-university research consortium, “Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT)” the Human-Technology Interaction group of Eindhoven University of Technology is looking to hire a postdoc for a three-year project on ‘A qualitative investigation of STEM perspectives on relevant ethical knowledge, concerns, and practices associated with socially disruptive technologies.’ The aim of...

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Assistant professor in Philosophy (any area) with a focus on technology and society M/F


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The section of Philosophy (PHIL) of the Department of Technology, Policy and Society (TPS) at the University of Twente (UT) is seeking an assistant professor in Philosophy (any area) with a focus on technology and society. The Challenge You will be teaching Philosophy (of Technology) for engineers, designers, and scientists in UT’s bachelor programmes....

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4TU.Ethics conference to focus on interactions between technology and nature


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The 4TU.Ethics bi-annual conference on Ethics and Technology will be held on 14th & 15th October 2021. This time, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has the honour of organising the conference. We look ahead and put five questions to Marcel Verweij, Professor of Philosophy at WUR and the conference chair. I saw the intriguing...

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Ph.D. position – Rethinking ownership and responsibility in wastewater technologies


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The Ethics/Philosophy of Technology Section of Delft University of Technology is looking for a Ph.D. candidate who is eager to contribute to the ethically desirable implementation of wastewater technologies, focusing on ownership and responsibility. Ph.D. position The objective of the project is to gain insight into the socio-ethical considerations that are relevant for the...

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Ph.D. Position ‘Confucianism and Ethics of Technology’ 


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Many societies around the world have incorporated new technologies, creating the potential for massive changes in individuals’ daily lives and the political sphere. New technologies have altered cultural practices and social and economic institutions in many societies around the world. This poses a novel and exciting challenge for Confucianism, one of the most ancient...

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Ph.D. researcher: Intergenerational Democracy and Negative Emissions Technology: Procedural Justice and Legitimacy for Future People in Climate Policy


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The University of Twente Department of Philosophy and the Gravitation Programme concerning the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDT) invites applications for a Ph.D. position (Full time, 4 years) concerning intergenerational justice and negative emissions technologies (NETS) as part of the “Free and Fair Society” line. Deadline of application:  May 26th, 2021. For more...

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Ph.D. project on Emerging Technologies & the Moral Character of the Human Being


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The PhD candidate is expected to write a dissertation at the intersection of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of human-technology relations, and ethics. Emerging technologies result in new types of human-technology relations. Rather than being ‘used’, they bring configurations as ‘immersion’ (Internet-of-Things), ‘fusion’ (implants), ‘augmentation’ (augmented reality), ‘telepresence’ (robotics and digital media), and ‘co-operation’ (artificial intelligence)....

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Avoiding the ethical pitfalls of a data-driven world

4TU.techtalks #4, Text: Nienke Beintema | Photography: Dieuwertje Bravenboer


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4TU.techtalks | Remarkable new technologies are developed every single day. From robotics to precision medicine and from IT to climate technology, many of the innovations are transforming the way we live and interact. In each TU.TechTalk, a 4TU professional discusses a topical subject with a professional from another discipline or societal domain – on...

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Policy options for the ethical governance of disruptive technologies

23 March 2021, 13.00 – 18.30 hr


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European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment panel (STOA) invite you to a joint online event on 23 March 2021, where we will discuss the ethical, social and legal impact of emerging technologies and put forward our proposals for the ethical governance of these technologies. The event will be moderated by Science journalist and...

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