At the upcoming 2016 4S / EASST conference in Barcelona (Aug 31 – Sept 3) there will be three tracks on postphenomenological research. Track 131 (“Science has always been technoscience“, convenor: Don Ihde) addresses the role of technologies in scientific practices. Track 153 (“Hermeneutics: Let Nature and Material Things speak“, convenors: Josette Jacobs and Bart Gremmen ) focuses on hermeneutics and technology. And track 145 (“Technologies, Robots, and Human Identity“, convenor: Peter-Paul Verbeek) investigates human-technology relations and human identity. Don Ihde wrote a short preview at the 4S website, which can be found here.
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Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is full professor of Philosophy of Technology and co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is also honorary professor of Techno-Anthropology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Verbeek's research focuses on the philosophy of human-technology relations, and aims to contribute to philosophical theory, ethical reflection, and practices of design and innovation. His publications include Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design (Penn State University Press, 2005). View all posts by Peter-Paul Verbeek