Anthonie W.M. Meijers

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  • De Zaale, Atlas 9.328

    Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • 221 Citations
19982019

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Personal profile

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“Technical objects are also material things with social functions. I think it is essential that engineers understand this.”

Research profile

Anthonie Meijers is professor of philosophy and ethics of technology. His research interests include: the theory of artifacts, the epistemology of engineering, ethics of technology (specifically behavior change technologies), speech act theory, and the theory of collective action and collective intentionality. He is one of the intellectual fathers of the so-called dual nature theory of technical artefacts. He has also been a driving force behind the empirical turn in the philosophy of technology. He has been involved in research programs on topics such as persuasive technology & social values, cognitive artefacts and the extended mind, the nature of engineering knowledge, the quantified self, and behavioural change technologies.

Anthonie has been the author of the TU/e long-term educational vision Engineers for the Future (2013, with Perry den Brok).

 

Academic background

Anthonie Meijers studied mechanical engineering in Delft 1978 and philosophy in Utrecht 1987 and received his PhD in philosophy from Leiden University. His dissertation was on the foundation of Searle's theory of speech acts in his theory of mind, for which he carried out extensive research at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is Distinguished University Professor at Eindhoven and vice-dean of the Faculty of Industrial Emngineering and Innovation Sciences. He is also scientific director of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, a member of the Humanities Board at NWO, and chair of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy. He is co-founder and editor in chief of Philosophical Explorations, an international journal for the philosophy of mind and action. He has been the editor in chief of the landmark handbook Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences, published by Elsevier.

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Research Output

The ontology of artefacts : the hard problem

Houkes, W. N. & Meijers, A. W. M., 2006, In : Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 37, 1, p. 118-131 14 p.

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  • 30 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Artefacts, agency and action schemes

    Illies, C. F. R. & Meijers, A. W. M., 2014, The Moral Status of Technical Artefacts. Kroes, P. & Verbeek, P-P. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 159-184

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  • Philosophy of technology and engineering sciences

    Meijers, A. W. M. (ed.), 2009, 1st ed. ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 1472 p. (Handbook of the philosophy of science; vol. 9)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

  • Can collective intentionally be individualized?

    Meijers, A. W. M., 2003, In : American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 62, p. 167-183

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 38 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Toward an axiological turn in the philosophy of technology

    Kroes, P. A. & Meijers, A. W. M., 2016, Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn. Franssen, M., Vermaas, P. E., Kroes, P. A. & Meijers, A. W. M. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 11-30 20 p. (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology; vol. 23).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • Prizes

    University professor: Prof. dr. ir. A.W.M. (Anthonie) Meijers

    A.W.M. Meijers (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: TU/eUniversity professorScientific

  • Activities

    • 4 Editorial activity
    • 1 Contributed talk

    Trust and consent in technologies for health-related behavior change (Poster)

    Lily Frank (Speaker), P.J. Nickel (Speaker), Iris Loosman (Speaker), A.W.M. Meijers (Speaker)
    10 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Philosophical Explorations (Journal)

    Anthonie Meijers (Editor-In-Chief)
    2006 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (Journal)

    Anthonie Meijers (Guest editor)
    2006

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    The Monist (Journal)

    Anthonie Meijers (Guest editor)
    2004

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Philosophical Explorations (Journal)

    Anthonie Meijers (Editorial board member)
    19982005

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Courses

    Studium Generale activities

    1/09/15 → …

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