prof.dr.ir. A.W.M. (Anthonie) Meijers - Expertise

Meijers, prof.dr.ir. A.W.M.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN
Chair :
Filosofie en Ethiek van de Techniek
Department :
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Section :
Departmental Board IE&IS
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
University Professor
Room :
IPO 1.12
Tel :
+31 40-247 2026
Tel (internal) :
2026
Email :
A.W.M.Meijers@tue.nl
Section :
Philosophy & Ethics
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
University Professor
Room :
IPO 1.12
Tel :
+31 40-247 2026
Tel (internal) :
2026
Email :
A.W.M.Meijers@tue.nl

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Expertise

  • D32100 - History and philosophy of science and technology
  • D14900 - Technology assessment

Biography

Anthonie W.M. Meijers (1953) is professor of the philosophy and ethics of technology. He is Distinguished University Professor at TU/e and vice-dean of the Faculty Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences. He is also a member of the management team of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, a member of the Humanities Board at NWO, and chair of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy.

Anthonie Meijers studied mechanical engineering (Delft 1978) and philosophy (Utrecht 1987) and received his PhD in philosophy at Leiden University (1994). His dissertation was on the foundation of Searle's theory of speech acts in his theory of mind, for which he did extensive research at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include: the theory of artefacts, the  epistemology of engineering, ethics of technology (specifically behavior change technologies), speech act theory, and the theory of collective action and collective intentionality.

Anthonie Meijers is co-founder and since 2005 editor in chief of Philosophical Explorations, an international journal for the philosophy of mind and action. He is also the editor in chief of the landmark handbook Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences (2009), published by Elsevier.