Philip BreyProfessor of philosophy of technology and chair of the department of philosophy, University of Twente. Ολλανδία
Philip Brey (PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1995) is professor of philosophy of technology and chair of the department of philosophy, University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is also director of the Centre for Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Science (CEPTES) of the University of Twente and a member of the management team of the Centre of Excellence for Ethics and Technology of the Universities of Twente, Delft and Eindhoven. He is a member of the executive board of the Society for Philosophy of Technology and of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology, and director of the European division of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, Ethics and Information Technology, the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, and Nanoethics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale, and is vice editor of the Society for Philosophy and Technology Newsletter. He is also a member of the Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture, the Dutch-Flemish Network for Philosophy of Science and Technology and the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) of the University of Twente, for which he also coordinates the research of the department of philosophy that is embedded in it. He recently (co)directed the conferences E-CAP 2007, CEPE 2007 and (co)directed CEPE2005, SPT 1999 and international workshops on Modernity and Technology, Ethics of Technology and Nanoethics. He was formerly also programme director of the international master programme Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (2003-2006). He previously taught at Delft University of Technology and the University of California, San Diego.
Brey’s Ph.D. thesis focused on the cognitive turn in epistemology and the philosophy of science. Since then, his attention has shifted to the philosophy of technology. He has published in the areas of general philosophy of technology, philosophy of science, philosophy of biomedical technology, philosophy of sustainable technology and philosophy of information and communication technology (ICT). In general philosophy of technology, he has published on the relation between technology, society, culture and the body; the relation between technology and science; the nature of engineering design; and the status of philosophy of technology as a field. In the philosophy and ethics of biomedical technology, his research has focused on ethics of bioengineering, prosthetics, neuromodulation and human enhancement. Much of his current research is directed to the philosophy and ethics of ICT, where he has published on the ethical and political aspects of computer systems design, the limits of artificial intelligence, the ethics and ontology of virtuality, the role of ICT in mobility and surveillance, the implications of ICT for globalization, geographical organization and the quality of life. He is co-editor, with Thomas Misa and Andrew Feenberg, of Modernity and Technology (MIT Press, 2003) and (co)editor of two special issues of the journal Ethics and Information Technology. He currently manages a five-year Vici project in the philosophy of technology that involves six researchers and focuses on the social and cultural quality of new media.