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“Technology is not the collection of the latest gadgets. It consists of actions by which humans have, for ages, changed their lives and the world around them.”

Research profile

Wybo Houkes (1971) is associate professor in the philosophy of science and technology and chair of the Philosophy & Ethics group at TU/e. His research interests include: philosophy of technical artifacts, theories of cultural evolution, the philosophy of scientific modeling, and analyses of technological knowledge. His prior research, in the “Dual Nature of Technical Artefacts” program at Delft, resulted in the ICE-theory of technical functions, and analyses of use and design rooted in the philosophy of mind and action. In later projects, he studied what might distinguish science and engineering; and to what extent technological may be regarded as an evolutionary process – in disciplines as diverse as archaeology, organization studies, and electrical engineering. One of his main current interests is in the conceptual foundations of cultural-evolutionary theory. At TU/e, his courses look at the evolutionary foundations for innovation sciences; quantitative risk analysis; and philosophical issues arising in engineering, the social sciences, and modelling practices.

Academic background

Wybo Houkes received his PhD in philosophy at Leiden University (2000), after studying theoretical physics in Amsterdam and philosophy in Leiden. He was one of the principal researchers in the NWO research program ‘The Dual Nature of Technical Artefacts’ (Delft, 2000-2004) and joined Eindhoven's philosophy group in 2001. He became associate professor in 2009, and was appointed as chair of the Philosophy & Ethics group in 2015.

At TU/e, he was associate editor of ‘The ontology and epistemology of artefacts’ in the Handbook of Philosophy of Science: Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences (Elsevier, 2009). In 2008, he became a VIDI laureate for the program ‘Darwinism in the Human-Made World’, in which he was principal investigator until 2013. In the academic year 2015-2016, he was a fellow in the research group ‘The Ethics of Copying’ at the ZiF in Bielefeld.

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Pluralism on artefact categories : a philosophical defense

Houkes, W. N. & Vermaas, P. E., 2013, In : Review of Philosophy and Psychology. 4, 3, blz. 543-557 15 blz.

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  • 5 Citaten (Scopus)
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    Robust! : handle with care

    Houkes, W. N. & Vaesen, K., 2012, In : Philosophy of Science. 79, 3, blz. 345-364 20 blz.

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  • 9 Citaten (Scopus)

    Technical functions : on the use and design of artefacts

    Houkes, W. N. & Vermaas, P. E., 2010, Berlin: Springer. 175 blz. (Philosophy of engineering and technology; vol. 1)

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    The nature of technological knowledge

    Houkes, W. N., 2009, Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences. Meijers, A. W. M. (redactie). Amsterdam: Elsevier, blz. 309-350 41 blz. (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science; vol. 9).

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  • 21 Citaten (Scopus)

    Design and use as plans: an action-theoretical account

    Houkes, W. N., Vermaas, P. E., Dorst, C. H. & Vries, de, M. J., 2002, In : Design Studies. 23, 3, blz. 303-320

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  • 56 Citaten (Scopus)

    Prijzen

    Darwinism in the Man-Made World

    Wybo Houkes (Ontvanger), 2008

    Prijs: NWOVidiWetenschappelijk

    Activiteiten

    Design Science (Tijdschrift)

    Wybo Houkes (Peer reviewer)
    2019

    Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkPublicatie peer-reviewWetenschappelijk

    Review of Philosophy and Psychology (Tijdschrift)

    Wybo N. Houkes (Peer reviewer)
    2019

    Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkPublicatie peer-reviewWetenschappelijk

    Functions and the Aesthetics of Technical Artefacts

    Wybo Houkes (Spreker)
    19 sep 2018

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (Externe organisatie)

    Wybo Houkes (Adviseur)
    19 jun 2018

    Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

    SPT 2017 (Evenement)

    Wybo Houkes (Lid)
    2017

    Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

    Cursussen

    Analysis and control of risk

    1/09/13 → …

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    Research Methods

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    Safety in the chemical industry

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    Scriptie

    Approaches to modelling technological change in energy models: a learning experience

    Auteur: Wesselman, P., 29 mei 2019

    Begeleider: Houkes, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Verbong, G. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Bestand

    Digitization in creative professional service firms: new business models of architects

    Auteur: Verstegen, G., 28 feb 2014

    Begeleider: Reymen, I. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Houkes, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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    How system architecture shapes performance curves: a simulation study of systemic innovation inertia

    Auteur: Zijlstra, F., jun 2017

    Begeleider: Houkes, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Alkemade, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Vaesen, K. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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    Trusting the Black Box: factors influencing trust in algorithmic risk assessment within child welfare services

    Auteur: Klomp, J., 20 dec 2019

    Begeleider: Snijders, C. C. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Nickel, P. J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Houkes, W. N. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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