When: Monday, January 21, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.
Where: East Room (Withey Hall)
As part of our "Philosophy in Action" series, guest philosopher Mark Coeckelbergh (University of Twent, Netherlands) will give a public talk at GMC on Monday, January 21, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the East Room. The title of his talk will be "Growing Moral Relations in Environmental Ethics: Technology, Imagination, and Principles." A portion of the event will be structured as a debate between Professor Coeckelbergh and GMC philosopher Steven Fesmire on the role of imagination in ethics. This event is sponsored by the Speakers' Bureau, ELA, Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and the Philosophy Club.
Mark Coeckelbergh teaches philosophy of technology at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and is managing director of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology. He’ll visit several classes and give a public talk at GMC. His publications include Liberation and Passion (2002), The Metaphysics of Autonomy (2004), Imagination and Principles (2007), Growing Moral Relations (2012), and numerous publications on ethics of technology, in particular ethics of information technology, ethics of robotics, ethics of health care, and environmental ethics. Education: Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Birmingham (UK) MA in Social Philosophy, University of East Anglia (UK) Master in Political Sciences, Catholic University Leuven (Belgium).
Visit Mark's University of Twente staff page:http://www.utwente.nl/gw/wijsb/organization/coeckelbergh/