Research in the Esdit programme is structured along four research lines. Each line is led by two members of the programme’s Management Board. Each line also has a coordinator, who is responsible for day to day coordination and activities.
These research lines are:
- Nature, Life and Human Intervention
- The Future of a Free and Fair Society
- The Human Condition
- Foundations and Synthesis
The first three lines focus on core domains that are impacted by socially disruptive technologies (SDTs), namely human beings, nature, and society. For each of these, we study how they are affected by the new generation of SDTs and how key philosophical and ethical concepts that relate to them are being challenged.
The fourth line brings together the results of the other three. The goal is to develop an integrated assessment of SDTs and the moral frameworks needed to guide their development.