In the coming years, I will investigate how new and emerging technologies affect fundamental concepts related to the human condition, such as human nature, agency, and responsibility. Relatedly, I will look at how they affect traditional distinctions, such as "natural-unnatural", "human-animal" and "human-machine". One of the technologies that I want to take a closer look at is CRISPR-Cas9. I will also be working on the phenomenon of techno-moral change in relation to the artificial womb.
I am currently finishing up research on ethical desiderata for citizen science projects in the healthcare domain. In the context of my research on moral change and progress, I am also finalising a co-authored paper on what the current pandemic can teach us about the climate crisis.
A long-standing research interest of mine is the relevance of the philosophy of the later Wittgenstein for discussions in ethics and metaethics. Recently I have started working on Wittgenstein's relevance for philosophy and ethics of technology. I am currently working on the phenomena of epistemic and moral disruption, and the technological mediation of certainty.
I am in charge of the RESTS-teaching within the study programmes Health Sciences and Technical Medicine. This academic year, I will be involved in the modules 2 and 6 (Health Sciences) and 9 and 11 (Technical Medicine).
Within the PSTS-programme, I teach Ethics and Technology I (together with Kevin Macnish).
I just became a member of the PSTS Programme Committee.
Courses Academic Year 2021/2022
Courses Academic Year 2020/2021