drs. J. (Jilles) Smids - Expertise

Smids, drs. J.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Section :
Philosophy & Ethics
Positioncategory :
doctoral candidate (PhD) (PhD Stud.)
Position :
doctoral candidate
Room :
IPO 1.10
Tel :
+31 40-247 5174
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Jilles Smids is a PhD candidate in the ethics of persuasive technology at the section of Philosophy and Ethics. He studied chemistry at Utrecht University and taught chemistry (and some philosophy classes) at a secondary school level for seven and a half years. Meanwhile he studied philosophy at Utrecht University. In his Bachelor’s he focused on epistemology and philosophy of science. During his Master’s, he moved to meta-ethics, with a particular interest in moral psychology. In November 2011, Smids finished his master’s thesis on the 'philosophy and ethics of persuasive technology'.   Currently, he works on the NWO project “Persuasive Technology, Allocation of Control, and Social Values”. Within this interdisciplinary project, comprising the fields of mechanical engineering, psychology and philosophy, he addresses the moral issues that arise when persuasive technology is used