Dr. Gertz, N. (Nolen)
University of Twente
Faculty: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS)
Visiting address: University of Twente Cubicus C322
Mail address: Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Postbus 217, 7500 AE, Enschede, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)53 489 42 39
Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy, University of Twente
Nolen Gertz received his Ph.D in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in 2012. His doctoral dissertation was a criticism of Just War Theory, arguing that JWT’s common morality perspective is both unrealistic and a contributor to combatant suffering. This argument was expanded in his book, The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014).
His research interests include applied ethics, social and political philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, and aesthetics. He is currently working on expanding the theory of responsibility argued for in his book into new projects focused on investigating the relationship between responsibility and technology.
He is a Research Associate in Military Ethics at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. He is on the Editorial Review Board for Rowman & Littlefield International’s book series Off the Fence: Morality, Politics and Society.
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)
- Gertz, N. "Autonomy online: Jacques Ellul and the Facebook emotional manipulation study." Research Ethics, doi: 10.1177/1747016115579534. available online
- Gertz, N. (2014). The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan. ISBN 9781137351210.
- Gertz, N. (editor). War Fronts: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on War, Virtual War, and Human Security. Oxford: The Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN: 978-1-904710-66-0. available online
PROFESSIONAL/POPULAR PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)
- Gertz, N. "Acting in ‘We’-Defence: Why We Don’t Consider Dylann Roof a Terrorist." Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Religion & Ethics Page. available online
- Gertz, N. "What is 'Terrorism', and Why Can't People of Colour be Victims of It?" Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Religion & Ethics Page. available online
- Gertz, N. "#GamerGate - Is It About Misogyny or Ethical Journalism? Why Not Both?" Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Religion & Ethics Page. available online