Ethics & technology – Will it change moral philosophy?

In this symposium, the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology invites Dutch ethicists from the non-engineering universities to explore this subject with us and exchange ideas. This will be done with respect to three subjects, namely:

On each subject, a member from the 3TU.Centre will give a lecture. An expert from the philosophical community outside the centre will be asked to comment on that. The program will end with a panel discussion, in which we will try to find an answer to the question “Ethics & technology – Will it change moral philosophy?”

Program and location

13.00 Welcome with coffee and tea
13.30 Introduction by Jeroen van den Hoven, scientific director
13.45 Technology & the good life by Tsjalling Swierstra, Twente University
14.30 Break
14.45 Ethics and the internet by Jeroen van den Hoven, TU Delft
15.30 Break
15.45 Moral Agency & technical artefacts by Anthonie Meijers, TU Eindhoven
16.30 Debate / conclusion with a panel
17.00 Drinks

The external commentators / panel members will be:

  • Marcus Duewell (scientific director Netherlands Research School for Practical Philosophy / Utrecht University)
  • Bert Musschenga (director Blaise Pascal Instituut / VU University Amsterdam)
  • Wibren van der Burg (professor of Jurisprudence (‘Metajuridica’) at Tilburg University

The event will take place at the Academiegebouw (Belle van Zuylenzaal), Domplein 29 in Utrecht.

Registration and information

Participation in the event is for free. However, because of catering arrangements and limits posed by the location where the symposium takes place, you are kindly requested to register in advance. To register, or for more information, please send an e-mail to Ilse Oosterlaken.