Peter-Paul Verbeek

Professor of Philosophy of Technology

Peter-Paul Verbeek is distinguished professor of Philosophy of Technology and scientific co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is also honorary professor of techno-anthropology at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on the philosophy of human-technology relations, with a specific focus on ethics of technology and responsible design. His book publications include Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things (2011) and What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design (2005).

Verbeek is a member of the UNESCO World Commission for the Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST); the Dutch Council for the Humanities; the Netherlands Committee for the Freedom of Scientific Pursuit; the Supervisory Board of TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research); the board of the Rathenau Institute for Technology Assessment and Science Policy; the program council for Responsible Innovation of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO, and the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO.


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5 November