Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente and scientific co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente. He is also honorary professor of Techno-Anthropology at Aalborg University, Denmark and member of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences KNAW. He is currently one of the 6 Principal Investigators of a 10-year research program on the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies.
He is also chair of the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST); vice chair of the board of the Rathenau Institute; chair of the Committee for the Freedom of Scientific Pursuit (Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences); member of the Social Science and Humanities Domain Board of the Dutch Research Council NWO; member of the Sector Plan Committee Social Sciences and Humanities (Ministry of OCW); member of the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO; member of NWO Board for Responsible Innovation; chair of the ECP working group on Ethics and Digitalization; chair of the Ethical Commission of the City of Enschede; and editor of the Lexington book series in Postphenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology.
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Just published: article with Bas de Boer on human-technology relations, facemasks, and Merleau-Ponty’s chiasm.
Published in Human Studies: Living in the Flesh: Technologically Mediated Chiasmic Relationships (in Times of a Pandemic).
April 29 2022, Melis Bas will defend her PhD thesis ‘Technological Mediation of Politics: An Arendtian Critique of Political Philosophy of Technology’. More information can … Continue reading PhD Defence Melis Bas: Expanding the Political Philosophy of Technology
Op 23 mei vindt het mini-symposium ‘Kennis is (tegen)macht’ plaats, ter ere van het tienjarig bestaan van Parlement en Wetenschap. Ik verzorg de inleiding: ‘Wetenschap … Continue reading (Dutch) Lezing Parlement en Wetenschap
Just out in Design Issues: “Values that Matter: A New Method to Design and Assess Moral Mediation of Technology”
New article on moral mediation and design ethics, aiming to strengthen the basis of designing for values by relating it to philosophy of technology. The … Continue reading Just out in Design Issues: “Values that Matter: A New Method to Design and Assess Moral Mediation of Technology”
Dec 9 2021: keynote at conference ‘Senses&Sensibility21: Designing Next Genera(c)t!ions’, Bari (Italy). More information: https://senses2021.unidcom-iade.pt/program/
Dec 16 2021: “Techno-topology: Interculturality and the Technological Mediation of Place”. Keynote lecture at PLATIAL’21: International Symposium on Platial Information Science: http://platial21.platialscience.net
For World Philosophy Day 2021 (Nov 18) we are organizing an intercultural philosophical relay race with speakers from all over the planet. Initiated by the … Continue reading World Philosophy Day 2021: Intercultural Philosophical Relay Race
Oct 20 – 21 there will be an international seminar on bioethics and the pandemic, organized by the UNESCO chair in bioethics at the University … Continue reading International Seminar on Bioethics and COVID-19, Ivory Coast (Oct 20-21, 2021)
A fully revised and expanded edition of our free online course in philosophy of technology and design will start Oct 4. In 4 weeks of … Continue reading Free Online Course: revised and expanded