• Adres

    De Zaale, Atlas 9.328

    Eindhoven

    Nederland

  • Adres

    P.O. Box 513, Atlas 9.328

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

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Introductie / missie

The Philosophy and Ethics (P&E) Group conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, technology, and innovation

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Philosophical perspectives on technology and innovation

Over de organisatie

Research at the Philosophy and Ethics (P&E) group connects philosophy and ethics to technology and innovation. We believe the design, use, and regulation of technologies is enriched by ethical and philosophical analysis. In turn, philosophy must be informed by science, innovation, and technological developments. A few of the research topics studied in the group include theories and models of technological and cultural evolution, and ethical assessment of persuasive technologies, social robotics, and advances in medical and mobility technologies. Interdisciplinary cooperation is vital for our research, which often involves direct engagement with the natural, engineering and social sciences. Researchers in the P&E group often study innovative technologies and technology-related problems in detail to enable genuinely empirically informed analyses that are meaningful to philosophers, researchers in other areas, and society. For this purpose, the group has established close interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers from other groups in the TU/e School of Innovation Sciences, as well as with mechanical engineers, climate scientists, and archaeologists, among others.

At the same time, we also view fundamental philosophical research as an essential part of what we do. Our research on technology-related problems and technological innovations requires going beyond the application of existing frameworks. Members of the group have proposed substantial changes to existing philosophical theories such as consequentialism, Kantian ethics, responsible innovation frameworks, and the extended-mind hypothesis. Members have also developed entirely new philosophical frameworks, such as the ethical design cycle and theories of technical functions and of engineering knowledge. Moreover, we work on fundamental critical assessments of technology-related research in various sciences, and of programs in engineering disciplines.

The group’s expertise covers a variety of philosophical sub-disciplines, including applied ethics, normative ethics, meta-ethics, philosophy of science and technology, and epistemology. 

The group is a member of the Dutch Research School for Philosophy (OZSW), is actively involved in the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, and has ongoing collaborations with both private and public partners.
Past and current stakeholders in P&E group projects include the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DAF Trucks, Agentschap NL, Milieudefensie, Rathenau Instituut.  

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  • SDG 2 – Geen honger
  • SDG 3 – Goede gezondheid en welzijn
  • SDG 4 – Kwaliteitsonderwijs
  • SDG 7 – Betaalbare en schone energie
  • SDG 8 – Fatsoenlijk werk en economische groei
  • SDG 9 – Industrie, innovatie en infrastructuur
  • SDG 10 – Minder ongelijkheid
  • SDG 11 – Duurzame steden en gemeenschappen
  • SDG 12 – Verantwoordelijke consumptie en productie
  • SDG 13 – Klimaatactie
  • SDG 15 – Leven op het land
  • SDG 16 – Vrede, rechtvaardigheid en sterke instellingen

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    Lanzing, M. (Ontvanger), 2017

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    Frydenlund, E. (Ontvanger), Gore, R. (Ontvanger), Sener, M. Y. (Ontvanger), van Burken, C. G. (Ontvanger), DeKock, C. (Ontvanger) & Bozdag, E. (Ontvanger), 21 jan. 2019

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  • Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

    Müller, Vincent C. (Ontvanger), 19 okt. 2021

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