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Peter-Paul Verbeek - Biography

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Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is professor of philosophy of technology and chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is also chairman of the ‘Young Academy’, which is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Dutch Council for the Humanities and of the board of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. Verbeek is an editor of Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, De Academische Boekengids, and SATS. Journal for Northern Philosophy. He is also a member of the scientific advisory board of Philosophy & Technology. From 2010 until 2012 he held the Socrates chair at Delft University of Technology. Fall 2006 he was guest professor at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Verbeeks research focuses on the ethical and anthropological aspects of human-technology relations. He recently published Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things (University of Chicago Press, 2011), analyzing the moral significance of technologies, and its implications for ethical theory and for design practices. Among his other publications are: What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design (Penn State University Press, 2005), and User Behavior and Technology Design – Shaping Sustainable Relations between Consumers and Technologies (Springer, 2006).

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