Technology has come to play a defining role in society. Every major activity in our lives, such as work, play, learning, communication, and travel, centrally depends on technology. It brings many benefits for humanity, enhancing welfare and individual freedom, but has also brought harm, ranging from environmental problems to issues of rationalisation and alienation.
The goal of Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente is to examine and make aware of the ethical complications created by modern technology - while it is implemented in society, but also during the initial design process. To accomplish this, our research is focused on three primary strands.