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PP Verbeek

Prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek

Department of Philosophy

University of Twente

P.O. Box 217

NL - 7500 AE Enschede

visiting address:

Cubicus, room C311
+31-53-4894460

p.p.c.c.verbeek@utwente.nl 

Dutch Nederlands

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Background

Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is professor of philosophy of technology and co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente. He is also vice-dean of the Faculty of Behavioral, Management, and Social Sciences. Verbeek is an editor of Tijdschrift voor Filosofie and a member of the editorial board of SATS. Journal for Northern Philosophy and of the scientific advisory board of Philosophy & Technology.

Verbeek’s research focuses on the social and cultural roles of technology and the ethical and anthropological aspects of human-technology relations. In 2014, he received a VICI-award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research to develop a theory of technological mediation, after having received a VIDI-award (2008), for studying the blurring boundaries between humans and technologies and a VENI-award (2004), for studying the moral significance of technology, and its implications for design.

From 2013 until 2015 he was President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. Between April 2011 and April 2013 he was chairman of the ‘Young Academy’, which is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 2010 until 2012 he held the Socrates chair at Delft University of Technology. Fall 2006 he was guest professor at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Among his publications are 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).

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Activities

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29 Feb: lecture ‘Moral mediation and the ethics of technology’, Tokyo.

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26-27 Feb: lecture Japanese-Dutch workshop in philosophy of technology, Kanazawa, Japan.

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4-5-6 Feb: lecture at workshop ‘Engineering for Society’, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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22 Jan: lecture Compiegne, Phiteco conference

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10 Jan: kindercollege ‘Hoe zag de wereld eruit voordat er internet was?’, Museum Jeugd Universiteit, Twentse Welle, Enschede.

2015

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14-15-16 Dec: three-day workshop on Mediation Theory and Postphenomenological Research, University of Twente (with Robert Rosenberger)

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22 Nov: lecture ‘Kunstmatige Intelligentie en de relaties tussen mens en technologie’. Cinementaal, Theater Concordia, Enschede

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20 Nov: lecture ‘Technologie en Transitie’, gastcollege bij Freek de Jonge’s programma ‘Freek de Leek’ aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam

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12 – 13 Nov: paper presentation ‘Technology and Religion: transcendence and technological mediation’, 4S 2015 conference, Denver (including organizing five panels on postphenomenological research, with 20 papers in total)

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6 Nov: lecture ‘Philosophy from Things’ (with Yvonne Droge Wendel). Frankenstein Festival, AKI Academy for Art and Design, Enschede.

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6 Nov: workshop ‘Humans and Things’ (with Yvonne Droge Wendel). Frankenstein Festival, AKI Academy for Art and Design, Enschede.

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30 Oct: lecture ‘The normativity of technological change’. Utrecht University, symposium Innovation, Law, and Development

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15 Oct: workshop Onderwijs en Technologie. Leerstoel onderwijsvernieuwing, Antwerpen.

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14 Oct: lecture ‘Onderwijs en Technologie: over leerfabrieken en de fabricage van het leren’. Leerstoel onderwijsvernieuwing, Antwerpen.

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9 Oct: lecture ‘E-health: zorgethiek en de technologisering van de zorg’. Conferentie De Moraal van Digitaal, Eindhoven.

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10 Sept: lecture ‘The politics of smart cities: the technological mediation of public life’. Farewell conference for Maarten Hajer, director Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving, The Hague.

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9 Sept: lecture Van ethisch dilemma naar ethisch ontwerp: over labs-on-a-chip, health apps, en de ethiek van medische technologie. KIVI Utrecht

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31 Aug: lecture ’10 propositions about the social role of the university’, Opening of the Academic Year, University of Amsterdam

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24/26 Aug: keynote lecture at 19th Annual International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Stockholm

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2/6 Jul: keynote lecture / presidential address, biennial conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, Shenyang, China.

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19 June: keynote lecture ‘Design 4 Society: revisiting the morality of things’. Conference ‘Engineering 4 Society’, Leuven University.

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21 May: keynote lecture, conference ‘Grand challenges and our obligations to future generations’, Trondheim

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20 May: keynote lecture, Participatory Innovation Conference 2015 (The Hague)

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9/10 May: keynote lecture ‘Rethinking the Morality of Things: moral mediation, mediated morality, and the ethics of technology. Conference ‘Moralische Produkte – Politik und Ethik von Artefakten’, Potsdam.

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13 Apr: spoken column at official presentation NWO strategy 2015-2018, Den Haag.

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10 Apr: opening lecture at teacher’s conference ‘Science and Technology education’, Interactumdag KPZ, Zwolle

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26 Mar: keynote lecture conference Negotiating Life in the Digital World (Digital Enlightenment Forum, Kilkenny, IRL)

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21 Mar: jaarlijkse Van Oosbreelezing ‘Technologie en Religie’, Arnhem

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3 Mar: lecture Filosofisch Cafe Groningen

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20 Feb: lecture ‘Technology and the mediated self’, RUC, Copenhagen

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19 Feb: lecture ‘Taking technology to the humanities’. TEMA, Lund (Sweden)

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20 Jan: lecture Studium Generale Wageningen

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16 Jan: World Café Neurotechnologie en samenleving, DesignLab Universiteit Twente

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13 Jan: lecture Wijsgerige Kring Eindhoven

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8 Jan: lecture ‘The boundaries of the human: why the human enhancement debate needs more philosophy of technology. (Innsbruck Media Studies, Ringvorlesung ‘Körperphantasien’)