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ESDiT Research Track

STEM Track

The ESDiT approach is based on close cooperation with the engineering sciences (STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

The overall aim of the ESDiT research programme is to develop a comprehensive philosophical understanding of the socially disruptive technologies (SDTs) of the 21st century, and in particular their challenge to the very concepts and values that we normally appeal to in our moral thinking about technologies.

Cutting across the four research lines we started three research tracks, each of which emphasizes an aspect that we especially value in this consortium:

Description of This Research Track

The ESDiT approach is based on close cooperation with the engineering sciences (STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

First and foremost, STEM is important in determining and understanding current and future challenges posed by Socially Disruptive Technologies (SDTs).

Secondly, the ESDiT consortium wishes to interact with STEM areas in order to contribute to improved and more responsible ethical guidance of SDTs.

The STEM track within ESDiT, coordinated by prof. Wijnand IJsselsteijn, is intended to bring together and discuss our joint interests in STEM, and establish and support fruitful and mutually beneficial links between relevant partners involved in STEM innovations and people within ESDiT.

To an extent, our project embodies STEM through the STEM representatives present within the consortium, and affiliated to the project. In addition, we are reaching out to other STEM-oriented Gravitation research consortia (e.g., Hybrid Intelligence – with a focus on AI), in order to connect to scholars in the STEM field.

To help shape our thinking about collaboration and outreach with regards to STEM fields, we have three main, and partly overlapping, lines of thinking:

  1. creating spaces for conversation and learning with regard to STEM;
  2. ensuring a fruitful, open, bi-directional exchange;
  3. sharing results and insights.

Related Publications

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Engineering

Michelfelder, Diane P.; Doorn, Neelke (Ed.)

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Engineering Book

Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2022, ISBN: 9780367689919.

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Related News & Media

ESDIT on the Dissenter Podcast

ESDIT on the Dissenter Podcast

“The Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies; An Introduction” – New Open Access Book

“The Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies; An Introduction” – New Open Access Book

Related Events

CEET Webinar Series: AI & Emotions

Date: January 24, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Zoom
Academic event | Online Event | STEM track
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The first session of the Winter 2024 Webinar Series organised by the Conceptual Engineering for Emerging Technologies (CEET) initiative took place on 24 January. Matthew McKeever (HKU) and Simon Goldstein (HKU) were the speakers of this session, focusing on the relationship (or lack of) between AI and emotions. The CEET initiative is a joint venture by […]

People Involved

Coordination team

Prof. dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn

Prof. dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn

Professor of Cognition and Affect in Human-Technology Interaction
Eindhoven University of Technology
ESDIT role(s): Management boardResearch fellowResearch line leader
Research line(s): The Human Condition
Dr. Matthew Dennis

Dr. Matthew Dennis

Senior Researcher
Eindhoven University of Technology
ESDIT role(s): CoordinatorResearch fellow
Research line(s): The Human Condition

Participants

Dr. Dina Babushkina
Caroline Bollen 
Dr. Michael  Dale
Dr. Matthew Dennis
Prof. dr. Neelke Doorn
Dr. Julia Hermann
Prof. dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn
Sammie Jansen
Steven Kraaijeveld

 

All ESDiT Research Tracks

Intercultural Track

Intercultural Track

This track focuses on intercultural ethics as truly global challenges need a (cultural) diversity of ethical frameworks to tackle them.
STEM Track

STEM Track

The ESDiT approach is based on close cooperation with the engineering sciences (STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Art Track

Art Track

This track stimulates research on art as well as research in collaboration with artists.