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PhD Defence Olya Kudina

The Technological Mediation of Morality: Value Dynamism, and the Complex Interaction Between Ethics and Technology

Olya Kudina is a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy. Her supervisor is prof.dr.ir. P.P.C.C. Verbeek from the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS).

In this dissertation, Olya Kudina investigates the complex interactions between ethics and technology. Center stage to this is the phenomenon of “value dynamism” that explores how technologies co-shape the meaning of values that guide us through our lives and with which we evaluate these same technologies. The dissertation provides an encompassing view on value dynamism and the mediating role of technologies in it through empirical and philosophical investigations, as well as with attention to the larger fields of ethics, design and Technology Assessment.