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| Posted on September 17, 2019

Theorizing Technological Mediation


Despite its explosive growth over the past decades, the philosophy of technology is in great need of an empirical-philosophical theory of technology. The objective of this project is to develop such a theory: a theory of technological mediation. Building such a theory is a radical new step in the development of the ‘postphenomenological’ approach...

| Posted on September 27, 2017

Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility


International terrorism, e.g. Al Qaeda, IS, is a major global security threat. Counter-terrorism is a morally complex enterprise involving police, military, intelligence agencies and non-security agencies. Counter-terrorism should be framed as a collective moral responsibility of governments, security institutions and citizens. (1) How is international terrorism to be defined? (2) What is the required...

| Posted on September 13, 2017

SIENNA


The SIENNA project is a European Commission-funded project in the Horizon 2020 programme with a budget of € 4.0 million and a running time of 3 ½ years (October 1, 2017 – April 1, 2021).  It is carried by a consortium of thirteen organizations from the European Union and other parts of the world,...

| Posted on July 28, 2017

NEWEL Project: The New Science of Existential Well-being


Many large organizations collect and generate massive amounts of data about their employees.  Could these organizations leverage these data to improve the lives of their employees?  This is the main question driving the New Science of Existential Well-Being (NEWEL) project. The project is a collaboration of academic researchers in philosophy (from the University of...

| Posted on November 20, 2015

Developing and Implementing Smart Grids in India


India faces two major challenges in the field of electricity generation and use. Its electricity demand is growing while its central grid suffers from severe performance deficits. Meanwhile, a significant part of India’s population does not even have access to the central grid. The Indian government aims to address these challenges in part by...

| Posted on June 10, 2015

Responsible Industry


Responsible-Industry is an EU-funded project that explores how private corporations can conduct their research and innovation activities responsibly.   The Responsible-Industry project will design an Exemplar Implementation Plan of RRI in Industry to demonstrate how industry can work productively together with societal actors and integrate principles and methodologies of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)...

| Posted on June 10, 2015

Wise Choices and Smart Savings: Effectiveness and Acceptability of Persuasive Technology for Household Energy Saving (MORALPT)


One third of all energy consumption takes place within the build environment, and reducing that consumption is crucial for a sustainable society. However, technological innovations alone are not enough: people also have to change their energy consumption behavior. Persuasive Technology (PT) can motivate people to realize sustainable energy consumption by using less household energy....

| Posted on November 18, 2014

Theorizing Technological Mediation: toward an empirical-philosophical theory of technology


Despite its explosive growth over the past decades, the philosophy of technology is in great need of an empirical-philosophical theory of technology. The objective of this project is to develop such a theory: a theory of technological mediation. Building such a theory is a radical new step in the development of the postphenomenological approach...

| Posted on November 3, 2014

SURVEILLE


Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, and Efficiency   SURVEILLE is a cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary collaborative research project funded by the European Commission analyzing the ethical issues, legal limitations and efficiency of the use of surveillance technologies for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of serious crime.   SURVEILLE seeks close interaction with other projects funded...

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