Postdoctoral researcher in philosophy and ethics of technology


We are looking for Do you want to follow your passion for philosophy and ethics of technology in a Post-doc project at Wageningen University (the Netherlands)? Are you an openminded  academic who likes to collaborate with other researchers in the emerging field of the data economy? The Philosophy Group seeks a talented post-doc researcher in the...

Ph.D. Defense: Technological Mediation of Politics


Melis Bas will be defending her dissertation “Technological Mediation of Politics: An Arendtian Critique of Political Philosophy of Technology” on Friday, April 29 @ 14.30. Melis’ dissertation criticizes the narrow focus of the current political philosophy of technology on power relations and expands this focus with Hannah Arendt’s analysis of politics as intersubjective sense-making....

PhD in Philosophy and Ethics of AI


We are looking for Do you want to follow your passion for philosophy and Ethics of technology in a PhD study in our Philosophy group? Are you an openminded thinker who likes to collaborate with other researchers in an ambitious research project on the ethical, legal and social aspects of AI for sustainable food...

Registration PhD course CC1 Philosophies of Technology open


The next Philosophies of Technology course will be held from May 16th till 20th 2022. Registration via this form. The registration deadline is 25-04-2022. Location: TU Delft. For more information please contact one of the coordinators at ....

Symposium: Will character save the world?


You are cordially invited to attend this symposium on character, collective behavior and societal problems. Time: 25th April, 13:00 – 17:00 Location: Eindhoven University of Technology campus, Eindhoven. Room and building to be announced. Theme: Reflection on moral character is much more common in gossip than in debate about global problems. After all, global...

Philosophy of Responsible Innovation course OZSW/4TU.Ethics


About the topic This course discusses the main philosophical issues in relation to Responsible Innovation, an emerging concept in the EU context which highlights the relevance of social-ethical issues in research and innovation practices. This emerging concept calls for philosophical reflection on the nature, scope and applicability of responsibility and innovation in innovation practices...

4TU.Ethics members publish in Science


Science  03 Jul 2020: Vol. 369, Issue 6499, pp. 39-41 Lead author Peter Novitzky alongside Vincent Blok and 8 other co-authors urge improved alignment of research policy and societal values: the EU promotes Responsible Research and Innovation in principle, but implementation leaves much to be desired. Summary Historically, scientific and engineering expertise has been...

Vacancy: Assistant professor in Environmental Ethics


The Philosophy Section of the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an Assistant professor in Environmental Ethics (full-time, with prospects of permanent position upon good performance) with a (future) research interest in technology and its role in society The philosophy section is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology....

New Report on Ethics and Cybersecurity


4TU.Ethics member Adam Henschke has recently produced a report, Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure, and Ethics, for the Conflict Studies Research Centre. In this report, he gives an overview of the main ethical issues that arise in relation to cybersecurity, and when cybersecurity underpins critical infrastructure. The report finishes with a set of recommendations for how...

Gunter Bombaerts receives SEFI Francesco Maffioli Award


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...

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


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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