Nagenborg, M.H. (Michael)


Background Michael Nagenborg holds a doctoral degree in philosophy (University Karlsruhe, Germany). His doctoral thesis has been on Privacy and ICT. From 2007 to 2013 he has been a member of the Research Centre for Security Ethics at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (University of Tübingen, Germany). Dr. Nagenborg...

Moral responsibility in R&D networks


Technological research projects increasingly take place in networks, which involve different kinds of actors. These networks often lack a strict hierarchy and a clear task division, and in these networks decisions are subject to negotiation. This increases the likelihood of the problem of many hands, which is the difficulty to identify, even in principle,...

Emotions & Technological Risks


This project will argue that we need emotions in order to make a rational decision as to the moral acceptability of technological risks. The issue of technological risks directly gives rise to ethical issues. Risky technological projects might affect the wellbeing of others. When is it justified to impose dangers on others? And how...

Moral Emotions and Risk Politics


This VIDI-project will offer a philosophical investigation of how moral emotions can be incorporated into political decision making and communication about risky technologies. Risks arising from technologies raise important ethical issues for people living in the 21st century. Although technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, ICT, and nuclear energy can improve human well-being, they may...

New Technologies as Social Experiments: Conditions for Morally Responsible Experimentation


New Technologies as Social Experiments: Conditions for Morally Responsible Experimentation VICI project Ibo van de Poel Technologies like biotechnology, nanotechnology and nuclear energy technology not only bring large social benefits but also introduce potentially catastrophic hazards. Many of the conventional approaches to risk governance are not directly applicable to these fields due to high...

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