2023-03-06 Guest Lecture in philosophy of technology by Pieter Vermaas

On 13 March 2023, 12:15 Dr. Pieter Vermaas from the Delft University of Technology delivers his lecture at our Department of Philosophy and History of Science.

Professor Vermaas presents on the topic of

"The geopolitics of artefacts: a task for philosophy of technology."
The case: quantum technologies.

Please register to the event by 9 March 23:59, so we can send you the exact details.

Register to Pieter Vermaas' lecture


In 1998 Pieter Vermaas joined the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Department of Delft University of Technology after obtaining his PhD on the philosophy of quantum mechanics at the Institute for History and Foundations of Science at Utrecht University. In Delft he helped creating the Dual Nature of Technical Artifacts research program (2000-2005), in which technical artefacts were analysed as having both structural and intentional natures, with functions playing an important role in relating these natures. From 2006 to 2010 he researched with an NWO VIDI fellowship the use of functions and functional decompositions in engineering design methods. His current research focuses on design and is aimed at analysing design methods for understanding what design is and for validating design methods. He helped launching the TU Delft Institute for Design for Values in 2017.

  • Associate Professor at the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section
  • Member of the daily board of the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section
  • Member of the executive board of the Delft Design for Values Institute