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One lecturer (0,6 FTE) and several junior lecturers (0,3 FTE) in ethics (part time)

The University of Eindhoven seeks to appoint one lecturer in philosophy (part time) (0,6 FTE) and several junior lecturers (0,3 FTE) in philosophy (ethics) (part time) for the period from April 1th to July 7th 2019. The (senior) lecturer will be expected to teach a compulsory introductory course on ethics of technology for first...

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  • TU Delft

PhD Defence Designing for Darkness: Urban Nighttime Lighting and Environmental Values January 21st 2019

4TU.Ethics colleagues are cordially invited to Taylor Stone’s PhD Defence. On 21st January he will present and defend his dissertation “Designing for Darkness: Urban Nighttime Lighting and Environmental Values.” Following the defence there will be a reception and a panel discussion with some of the committee on “Re-imagining the City at Night.” Please note that both the...

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  • 4TU.Ethics

CALL FOR PAPERS CEPE 2019: 28th –30th May 2019, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Abstracts due: November 19th 2018 CEPE (Computer Ethics—Philosophical Enquiry) is a leading international conference and has played a significant role in defining the field since its first event in 1997. CEPE is held biennially, and is organized by INSEIT (the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology). For CEPE 2019, the conference theme will...

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  • TU Delft

4TU.Ethics member Behnam Taebi joins the Transdisciplinary Research Expert Group OECD Global Science Forum

Behnam Taebi has been appointed as a member of an Expert Group of the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) on ‘Transdisciplinary Research’. This GSF project, in which Taebi will participate, is designed to promote mutual learning between countries. The main output will be policy recommendations on transdisciplinary research to address global societal challenges. The Expert...

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  • TU Delft

4TU.Ethics member Neelke Doorn gives her Inaugural Address as Professor in the Ethics of Water Engineering

On Friday 16th November 2018 Prof. dr. mr. ir. Neelke Doorn will hold her inaugural address in acceptance of the chair in the ‘Ethics of water engineering’. This is the first chair specifically concerning ethical questions in water management and water technology. The title of the inaugural address is ‘Values in water’. During her address Prof....

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  • 4TU.Ethics

4TU.Ethics @ Innovation Expo 2018

4TU.Ethics will contribute a session to the Innovation Expo 2018, to be held at the form RDM shipyard in Rotterdam on October 4. In this session, entitled “Ethiek en Innovatie – Laten we bij het begin beginnen” (Ethics and Innovation – Let’s start at the beginning), the role ethics can play in innovation will...

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  • University of Twente

4TU.Ethics member Marianne Boenink and co-authors awarded the Chris Freeman Award

Emerging Technologies for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease: Innovating with Care (Palgrave MacMillan 2017). At the 2018 conference of the European Association for the Study of Science & Technology  (EASST) in Lancaster, UK, the Chris Freeman Award was given to this book Marianne Boenink co-edited with Harro van Lente (Maastricht University) and Ellen Moors (Utrecht University):  In honour...

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PhD Course ‘The Philosophy of Risk’ – 29th October – 2nd November 2018

4TU.Ethics Graduate School, together with the Dutch Research School of Philosophy

“This course offers you a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the concept of risk. If you want to know more about the ethical dimensions of risk, this course is highly recommended!”  Naomi Jacobs, Course participant 2017 Philosophy of risk, 4TU PhD course Oct 29-Nov 2 2018 Together with the Dutch Research School of Philosophy...

Nolen Gertz
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  • University of Twente

Can machines act morally? Nolen Gertz interviewed in Philosophie Magazine

4TU.Ethics member Nolen Gertz is one of five experts interviewed by Philosophie Magazine, published 21st March 2018. To read the full article in translation as re-published in German by Zeit Online please use this link: Künstliche Intelligenz – Können Maschinen moralisch handeln? To read the full original interview in French (with a subscription) please use the link...

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  • TU Eindhoven

NWO Veni grant for 4TU.Ethics member Elizabeth O’Neill

Elizabeth O’Neill will receive a Veni grant awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to outstanding researchers who have recently obtained their Ph.D. Elizabeth’s project, entitled “The Artificial Ethicists”, investigates what we should do with the advice of AI that can reason about ethics. This personal award will allow Elizabeth to conduct independent research...

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  • TU Eindhoven

Interview in Philosophical Disquisitions: Nyholm on Accident Algorithms and the Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

By John Danaher Friday, June 29, 2018 In this episode I talk to Sven Nyholm about self-driving cars. Sven is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at TU Eindhoven with an interest in moral philosophy and the ethics of technology. Recently, Sven has been working on the ethics of self-driving cars, focusing in particular on the ethical...

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