Nolen Gertz is Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy at the University of Twente, and the Coordinator of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology's Taskforce on Risk, Safety, and Security. His research focuses primarily on the intersection of political philosophy, existential phenomenology, and philosophy of technology. He is the author of The Philosophy of War and Exile (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014), Nihilism and Technology (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018), and Nihilism (MIT Press, 2019). His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and on the ABC Australia website, as well as in interviews for BBC World, Al Jazeera, Austrian Public Radio, Ireland's National Independent Radio, and France's Philosophie Magazine.
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# Ethics Of Technology # Facebook # Georg W.F. Hegel # Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel # Nihilism # Phenomenology # Postphenomenology # Soldiers
Gertz, N. (2020). Democratic Potentialities and Toxic Actualities: Feenberg, Ihde, Arendt, and the Internet. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 24(1-2), 178-194. https://doi.org/10.5840/techne2020214119
Gertz, N. (2019). The Four Facebooks: Misinformation, manipulation, dependency, distraction. New Atlantis, (58), 65-70. https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-four-facebooks
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Courses Academic Year 2022/2023
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Courses Academic Year 2021/2022
In the press
- New Zealand mosque attack: Can online hate speech be stopped?, Nolen Gertz, Tahir Nawaz, Raphael Bossong, and Adrian Finighan. Al Jazeera Inside Story, 16 March 2019.
- Is enough being done to stop misinformation online?, Nolen Gertz, Aria Thaker, Nisanth Sastry, and Elizabeth Puranam, Al Jazeera Inside Story, 9 March 2019.
- Netflix and Nil: Why being online makes us nihilists, James Poulos, The New Atlantis, Winter 2019.
- Do digital technologies make us more nihilistic?,Nolen Gertz and David van Overbeek, Voor de Ommekeer TV, Amsterdam, October 2018.